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Sophie Dales

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Exercise Science

Sophie chose to carry out her Higher Education qualification at Selby College due to her familiarity with the campus and tutors. Sophie previously carried out her Further Education diploma at Selby College and was aware of the friendly and supportive environment the College and tutors created.

Sophie found it very beneficial carrying out a degree-level qualification within a College on a personal level, as she felt more relaxed and able to accomplish more through this familiar environment. The small number of students on the course also provided Sophie with more of a one-to-one support framework, which as an individual she felt she needed. According to Sophie, she benefited greatly from this level of support as she often struggled academically, ensuring she had the support she needed to fulfill her studies.

“I enjoyed the mixture of practical and theory elements of the course. All the tutors were fantastic and very knowledgeable as well as being on hand to help, the sport department was fantastic and I really felt like part of the team. I thoroughly enjoyed completing my degree at Selby College and would advise anyone to study there,” said Sophie.

According to Sophie, the reduced course fees were very beneficial and her limited travel to and from College meant that she could spend more time on her studies and find part-time work whilst living at home, helping to reduce living costs. Sophie has used her degree to go onto her dream career path and has recently launched her own Fitness Training and Massage business called the Training Field.