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Sisters secure University offers

Sisters, who moved to the UK from Hungary just over three years ago, have both secured conditional offers to university.

Evelyn and Noemi Kovari arrived in Bristol from Hungary in August 2010 with no understanding of the English language. Their mother tongue was Hungarian and both had learned German as a second language in their home country.

After two years of hard work studying Health and Social Care at SGS College, Evelyn and Noemi respectively received conditional offers from UWE to study Adult Nursing and Mental Health Nursing next year.

Evelyn comments: “I'm really excited and can’t wait to start university. I'm ready to start a new chapter in my life. Our prospects in England are completely different to that if we would have stayed in Hungary. The system and teaching is different here and the equipment is much better. If we would have stayed in Hungary we would never have gone to university, it's just too expensive.”

Noemi comments: “I can't wait and am so happy. Our parents are so proud and that means so much to me.”

In addition to the success of the Kovari sisters, the College’s Health and Social Care department saw all of its students that applied to UCAS for adult nursing receive offers to university. A high number of students applying for midwifery, children’s nursing and learning disabilities nursing have also been successful.

Contributing to the department’s success is the strong focus on preparation for Higher Education as well as working life. Head of Department, Katie Bone, comments: “Tutors within the department have created an excellent programme of activities to prepare learners for Higher Education study. Students have completed a variety of work placements within the health and social care sector and have been provided with opportunities to upskill English and Maths. They have also taken part in workshops with former SGS students now studying at HE level as well as current HSC professionals.”