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Monday 9 August 2021

UCLan graduate on track to becoming a doctor thanks to “second chance” Clearing offer

Abbie praises UCLan for seeing her potential

A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) graduate who came to the institution via Clearing will qualify as a junior doctor in exactly a year’s time.

Abbie Tutt, who completed a degree in neuroscience at UCLan in 2018 before being offered a graduate entry place at The University of Warwick’s Medical School, said UCLan gave her a “second chance” when her A-Level results weren’t what she was expecting following a year of illness in the build up to her exams.

The 24-year-old, from Kent, said: “I’d always been interested in neuroscience but thought I’d missed my chance to study it when illness badly affected my A-Level results in 2015.

“Thankfully, UCLan took these circumstances and my otherwise high grades into consideration. They saw my potential and gave me a second chance to fulfil my ambitions.”

"Thankfully UCLan took these circumstances and my otherwise high grades into consideration. They saw my potential and gave me a second chance to fulfil my ambitions."

UCLan neuroscience graduate Abbie Tutt

Abbie, who also joined the drama society and worked as a student ambassador at UCLan, says she thoroughly enjoyed her time at the University, and it motivated her to apply to medical school.

“I loved my time at UCLan and graduated with a 2.1. I had fantastic support from my tutors so when the time came to apply to study medicine I just thought, why not go for it!”

"I honestly thought my life was over the day I received my A-Level results but these last few years have taught me that whatever route you go down, it will be right for you and you learn along the way. "

UCLan neuroscience graduate Abbie Tutt

Abbie chose the graduate entry route at Warwick, which allowed her to join a four-year course, and is now in the third year of her studies.

She added: “I honestly thought my life was over the day I received my A-Level results but these last few years have taught me that whatever route you go down, it will be right for you and you learn along the way. UCLan helped me to shine and now I’m so close to achieving my career ambition of becoming a qualified doctor.”

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