Following in the theme of St Helenian student success already this month, Casey Gough of Alarm Forest has graduated from Highbury College in Portsmouth with an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Biological & Bio-Medical Sciences.
Casey who worked as a Trainee Medical Laboratory Scientist in the Health and Social Welfare Directorate graduated with 21 Distinction, 27 Merit and 18 Pass credits.
"Graduation for me is a great achievement," said Casey. "It gives me more confidence to believe in myself, and that I can do anything regardless of the challenges I might have to face in order to achieve it. I am grateful to have been given this opportunity to develop my skills and knowledge further. I have made many friends during the course of my time at Highbury College, some of whom I have had to say goodbye to, but others I will be hopefully seeing at University."
Graduation also means that Casey has now gained an entry qualification to study a degree with the University of Portsmouth. "I will be studying a BSc. Hons degree in Healthcare Sciences," revealed Stacey. "I will do work placement alongside my studies in order to complete my portfolio, that is required to become registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) Board to work as a biomedical scientist."
Casey is currently on summer holidays. "I am looking at accommodation for University as well as soaking up as much sun as possible," said Casey. "Another highlight of my summer is that I am going to see the men's and women's preliminary round of the London 2012 Olympic beach volleyball games."
"Casey has worked extremely hard and this achievement is well deserved," said Carol George, Health and Social Welfare Directorate. "We wish her continued success with her studies at Portsmouth University; we are sure she will do well!"