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Stephen Hanson. A career change into engineering after working in transport

Stephen Hanson. Gained an Access to HE Diploma in Science at Morley College. Now studying  Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Surrey University (started in 2017).

Stephen returned to education after a career with Transport for London where he had worked for many years. He wanted to apply to university, but with no A levels or equivalents he needed to find an alternative route. The Access to HE Diploma in Science at Morley College – his first level 3 qualification - presented a solution.

Stephen’s strong work ethic and excellent attention to detail was rewarded with his achievement of a 100 per cent distinction grade profile. Tutors were impressed with Stephen’s project on Properties of Matter, showing his ability to work autonomously, identify problems and solve them without the need for support.  They said: “Throughout the year Stephen proved to be an outstanding student in all aspects, showing full commitment to his studies.” 

Stephen was runner up for the OCN London Michael Sargent Bursary Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in 2017.