Tony Benn presents students with passports to university

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On 26th June 2009, Tony Benn, former MP and supporter of Kensington and Chelsea College presented over 60 access to Humanities and Social sciences students with their Diploma certificates in a special graduation ceremony.

This year 250 students from Kensington and Chelsea College have successfully completed access or foundation courses with a view to going onto university. All have applied for a place at university and so far students have been offered places at many universities including Cambridge, Nottingham, Leeds and Brunel.

Access to Humanities Student Dena Alkhozai spoke of her success:

An access course is a great way to get into university. As a full time single mum I didn’t think university was possible. I am proud to have completed a challenging and rewarding access course at Kensington and Chelsea College and can’t wait to start teacher training at Rohampton University this September.

Michael Doolan Curriculum Leader at KCC says

A’levels aren’t the only way into university. Access courses provide mature students with an alternative route into university, all you need is a reasonable level of maths and English and a desire and commitment to study’. This year we have students who have gained places at Cambridge, Nottingham and Brunel. We wish all our students the best of luck with their chosen university courses