Rithenella's inspirational story

Further education offers spaces for learning that accommodate people from a diverse range of backgrounds. This includes adults returning to education to move their lives and prospects forward.


In this video, Rithenella, now studying Social Work at University,  talks about the challenges she faced as a looked-after child and how she returned to education as an adult, retaking her GCSE English & Maths.

Rithenella then joined an Access to HE course at her local college and went on to higher education. Rithenella describes how her journey involved challenging herself and others’ views of her.


Watch Rithenella’s video below.