This summer we will be exploring the range of programmes run through our University Centre, helping to explain the stories behind our offer and why studying at university level locally can be a great option for many people.
The next in our series explores the HND Sport course, which runs over two years at our Trowbridge Campus.
Amy Britten started at WCUC on a Foundation programme at the age of 16 before moving onto the Level 1 Sport course.
Now 22, Amy has progressed all the way to the HND course and has thoroughly enjoyed her time at WCUC as she pursues a career working in the diverse and dynamic world of sport.
Amy explained: "In my second year I did a 'Route to Sport' module for about four weeks before I moved for a two-week trial run with the Level 1 Sport group. I wasn't really interested in sport when I was at school but when I got onto this course I was very interested and thought this is where I want to go.
"The lecturers are friendly and they get us really involved by asking us questions. They make us do presentations to make sure we understand what's going on at the time too.
"I used to be one of these shy, in the corner girls that doesn't really get involved in anything, so this was a big step up for me. I'm slowly getting my confidence up and I'm learning new skills and learning new subjects that I haven't learned before."
Being passionate about a very active area of the industry, Amy chose to complete her journey with WCUC as she felt being able to focus on just one subject was the right route for her.
She is a very hands-on learner and being able to be a part of a vocational course has allowed Amy to go from strength to strength.
Amy is a big fan of rugby and hopes that by completing the HND in Sport and Exercise Science, she will be able to one day achieve her goal of becoming a coach for a rugby team.
Amy believes she has learned a lot of different things whilst carrying out her studies and advised anyone who has a love of sport and is thinking of applying for the HND to 'just do it'.
Find out more about the HND Sport here.