Being from a disadvantaged background, the HEAR scheme was able to provide me with additional supports, such as grants, extra tutoring, and the knowledge that there was always a student adviser I could talk to. These supports have helped me gain the confidence to progress to my fourth and final year after being on Erasmus. The HEAR scheme really is a pathway to opening what can be daunting doors, and this has enabled me to decide on my future career as a teacher.