At Macclesfield College, we love to keep in touch with our former students to see what they’re up to in the years after the study with us. One of the students we’ve spoken to is Alumna Leah Morris who studied Health and Social Care.

Hi Leah. Thank you for taking the time to speak with me, it’s great to catch up with you! What are you up to now?
I am now a student at Manchester Metropolitan University studying BA Social Work.

How are you finding the Social Work course at MMU?

My favourite part of the course so far is the learning from topics around anti-discrimination, disability model, oppression and anti-psychiatry. I am also taking part in an additional course along-side social work degree, which is called inter professional exchange, this course allows me to work with students from other course to work through case studies as professionals from different backgrounds and how multidisciplinary teams will work in practice in the sector.

What has been your favourite part so far?
The favourite part of the course so far is the learning from topics around anti-discrimination, disability model, oppression and anti-psychiatry. I am also taking part in an additional course alongside social work degree, which is called inter professional exchange, this course allows me to work with students from other course to work through case studies as professionals from different backgrounds and how multidisciplinary teams will work in practice in the sector.

How did we prepare you for University?
At college I gained the understanding of multidisciplinary working and what the benefits and disadvantages are, and this allowed me to add onto my knowledge at university.
My tutor gave me support writing my personal statement and my teachers gave me good reliable references to my university to secure my place.

What do you think of Macclesfield College?
I studied on the health and social care course level 3, and taking part in a placement allowed me to put into practice my learning and knowledge from the class room. The tutors at Macclesfield College gave me lots of support to reach my high grades in my assignments, following this I achieved distinctions in all my assignments resulting is leaving college with the results I aimed high for, triple distinction star. I would recommend Macclesfield College to future students as they are very supportive and pushed me to do my best and reach my targets and even further. Macclesfield College allowed me to achieve the highest grades and enabled me to study at university and put me on my path to be a social worker.

What would you like to do after you graduate?
After graduating I would like to be a practicing social worker, and use my knowledge from college and additional learning from university to make a positive difference in society.