University awaits for mum Emily

Emily Bewley and her child posing for a photo with her GCSE results

Emily Bewley set for university thanks to UCEN Manchester

Emily Bewley was celebrating exam success on GCSE results day after swapping working life for a career in law. 

The 30 year old Bury resident and mum to Brooke, 3, left her full-time career in project management to study at UCEN Manchester, and bagged the grade she needed for her degree place at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Emily, who did not enjoy school the first time around, studied for her English GCSE alongside an Access to Higher Education (HE) course in Social and Community Work with the College’s HE partner, UCEN Manchester.

She achieved a grade 8 in her English GCSE, which means she can start her degree course next month. 

She said: “I decided to quit my job and commit full-time to studying for a new career in criminal law and I’m so happy I’ve achieved what I need to start my degree.

“I’d 100 per cent recommend The Manchester College and UCEN Manchester. The tutors are awesome and so supportive. The biggest thing for me was that they totally understood my family commitments.”

Visit UCEN Manchester to find out more about courses in Criminology and Social Justice.