Student fulfils nursing dream thanks to University social mobility programme

A student who helped care for her elderly relatives has just graduated from The University of Manchester, thanks to a scholarship which enabled her to take her dream nursing course. Lucille dreamed of attending The University of Manchester, but thought chances of getting there were slim due to the cost of accommodation and travel. However, she was able to go thanks to the Manchester Access Programme (MAP), the University’s flagship social mobility programme, which supports talented pupils aged 16+ who would otherwise be unlikely to attend university due to them living in areas with very low participation in higher education, having low household incomes and/or no family tradition of attending university. Lucille is delighted with being able to fulfil her childhood dream of working as a nurse.