Why did you apply for the programme?

I am from a working-class background and I have always wanted to attend university, but I was worried I wouldn’t fit in. The Sutton Trust programme proved me otherwise.

What were your highlights of the programme?

I was nervous about meeting new people because I didn’t know anyone who was attending the programme. The sports and societies session helped me to talk to loads of people who I might not have gotten the chance to meet otherwise. The programme increased my confidence in applying to medical courses and I plan to pursue an undergraduate degree in medicine. I walked away with an understanding of what student life at Cardiff University is really like- all while making new friends!

What would you say to someone who is unsure about applying?

Just go for it, as nervous as you might be about meeting new people or travelling alone for the first time, it’s more than worth it in the end.