Rima and Jo

rimaRima is a multi-lingual student from Italy. She talks about her experience of returning to education and her dream of going to university. With the help, belief and support of her FE teacher she overcame her language barriers and is now studying psychology at university.


It was a long journey, but I’ve made it.

Jo uses examples and her own experiences.

Jo is an Access to HE tutor. She thinks it is important to let students know about her background and her own educational experiences. She draws on her own (recent) jo-1experience as a student believing that this enables her to understand more what potential barriers her students may be facing.


FE transformed me.

I do tailor my teaching to each and everyone of my students.

If I didn’t share my experiences, students might think that I have no struggles. But I’ve been on the same journey as them.

I love teaching and I love helping students get to where they want to be.

Watch a video where Rima and Jo chat about FE and its power to shape the life courses of teachers and students alike here.