The Access program has helped prepare me for university education in many ways that high school did not. The course itself is in my opinion a better preparation for a specific course than going straight out of High School. For example, by doing the Access Business course, I will know the majority of the subject matter that will be brought up in my first year of university, as I will have already covered it.
This gives me, as a student a significant advantage over those fresh out of Sixth Form or other level 3 programmes. I received bountiful help in the application process, with many staff members offering to review my personal statement and giving their advice. This helped me produce the best personal statement to my ability, and in return, has given me a chance to have a bright future at the University of York studying Business Management.