jake dunlop"After my GCSEs I wasn’t sure what career path I wanted to follow so I completed a year of sixth form but it didn’t really suit me. I needed an alternative route to get into university and knew that I wanted to do something scientific so I approached a member of staff at Northampton College who suggested Level 3 Applied Science as it covers a good mix of all three sciences.

"At school you are steered towards A Levels and are never told that there are other ways to qualify for university. I was pleased to know that I could still go to university and quickly adapted to the course and loved the practical side to it, which was focussed on what I wanted to know and prepared me well for the workload at university.

"I went on to study a degree in microbiology at Nottingham Trent University and thanks to my time at Northampton College and all the time I had spent hands-on in the lab I discovered that I had a head start over some of the other students who had studied A levels.

"I’m now studying a Master’s degree in research microbiology at the University of Nottingham and have my sights set on a PHD in a related field."

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