Winner of Seevic's Skills Star Award and Student of the Year 2014, Robyn is going on to study at the University of Greenwich to study Health and Social Care.
Robyn, aged 19, is a former pupil of Castle View School. She completed her Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care at Seevic, having previously completed her Level 2 qualification, in summer 2014.
“Personally, I’ve always known that education is really important, and I’ve always wanted to go to university and become successful; Seevic College has given me the tools I need to progress on to university and further my knowledge of Health & Social Care.
“I particularly liked learning about complimentary therapies, as well as going on the work experience placements. It was really diverse: I worked in Leigh Beck Primary School with local children and, in the second year, I got to work with people who have suffered with substance misuse. It was great to get experience of such a wide spectrum of Health and Social Care fields.
“The tutors are really encouraging; they try to get you to be the best you can be. They won’t just let you settle, and they keep pushing you and pushing you to better yourself – I think that this is really important.
“I’ve also really enjoyed the social life at Seevic too; I’ve met a lot of different people, particularly those who I might never have talked to otherwise, and I think the actual setting of the College is really welcoming. In the Restaurant you get to mix and talk with lots of groups of different people, and makes for a really interesting experience. There’s also so much stuff going on here all the time as well.
“If there’s one thing that particularly stands out in my mind, it’s the flash mob in the Hub; it really, really, made me laugh! It started off as just a small group of people dancing, then suddenly everyone broke out into dance; no one was afraid to get up and just get loose – it was really brilliant to watch.
“I’m hoping to be a Social Worker. So I’m hoping I’ll do really well at the University of Greenwich, then become a Junior Social Worker and go on from there. I want to be able to help children and vulnerable adults in a way that gives them the opportunities to better themselves – which is kind of what Seevic has given me, in a way.
“Life at Seevic is the complete opposite of life at school. At school you’re made to feel like ‘you are the student – we are the teachers’, but here there’s a much friendlier atmosphere. You can talk about your personal life, and connect to your Tutors. I think it really helps make you feel comfortable as a student to have that sense that you can come into the classroom and ask for help when you need it, without feeling insecure or nervous. I think that’s really good. Also, you get to wear your own clothes!
“To anyone thinking of studying at Seevic, I’d just say that you need to go. The people are lovely, the food’s great. It’s a good college – I think it’s a really good college – and I’d recommend it.”