Current Year Zero degree student, Jade Friday, gives us an insight into what it’s like to return to education after working for eighteen months…

I was a registered nurse for a year and half before I applied for the Year Zero course in Medicine at Carmel College. I spent time working on an acute major trauma ward, where I was privileged to nurse patients through some of their lowest periods of their lives; usually after sustaining multiple, complex injuries, some of which were life-changing.

It was after working in a hospital environment that I decided to go back to education to become a doctor. I really wanted to further my knowledge on the human body, pathology and pharmacology. I wanted to be able to provide patients with my own holistic care plans and to be able to investigate, prescribe and coordinate a patient’s treatment in order to fully mould a patient’s journey.

At the beginning of the course, I was incredibly nervous about going back into education, and I was worried that I wouldn’t be “clever enough” to succeed. However, the teaching and the support at Carmel has been fantastically delivered. I have enjoyed all my lessons here so much that my confidence and my grades have really improved over the course of the year.

I now feel fully prepared to continue my studies at the University of Liverpool. I have gained all the knowledge and skills I need to fulfil my ambition of becoming a doctor. I cannot thank the Year Zero staff enough for helping me achieve this!”

We wish Jade every success for the future.

Click here to find out more about the University of Liverpool Year Zero Programmes at Carmel.