Alena: Newly qualified podiatrist

Originally from Ukraine, Alena talks about returning to education as a mature student. Alena’s journey meant facing up to the challenge of learning in a fourth language and starting a new life in this country. alena

Alena’s story shows us how FE can offer opportunities to develop new knowledge and new identities. Her story is a testament to her determination to grow and adapt. Alena talks about the personal rewards she experienced by completing her course. She is now a qualified podiatrist and dreams of one day having her own practice.


Sometimes we doubt ourselves but you always need to improve yourself.

We are all human and we know our potential.

Age should never stop you!

Watch Alena talk about her experience of FE and the opportunity it gave her for a new career: