The support provided to HEAR students is of huge benefit when starting college, helping with financial, educational and personal support in times of need. Being the first in my family attending college, the supports helped me get settled and adapt to college life.
The orientation week before the start of term was invaluable, helping me settle into college life, sort any last-minute problems and helped me make some lifelong friends in my course before the start of term.
When a number of students had issues with a specific course, the access office set up grinds for us, resulting in us all passing the module. The support from HEAR helped me to succeed in college and inspired me to act as a college outreach volunteer, helping to encourage people of all ages to pursue college education.