Third-year student Emily (Set 42) opens up about the challenges she’s overcome to study at Norland, the support she’s received during her studies and how the small number of students creates a family feel.
“I knew I wanted to go to university but because I didn’t feel like primary teaching was for me. I didn’t quite know the avenue I wanted to go down and Norland opens the door to anywhere you want to work in childcare.
“The financial aspect was a massive personal hurdle. In order to find the money for my starting fees and uniform, my amazing family, friends and community all came together and raised the money in order to fund my uniform, which makes me very proud to wear it and very proud of the community I get to call home.
“I don’t think anyone can quite get into words exactly what Norland means to you because it’s such an amazing thing to be a part of. I’m in my final year and sometimes it still blows me away that I’m a part of it. It’s something I’m very proud of and it’s something I’m going to continue to be proud of for a very long time.”