HoW College Student Lays Down the Law

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HoW College Student Lays Down the Law

04 August 2021

Image of a smiling, female student in Army uniform holding a certificate.

Heart of Worcestershire College (HoW College) Public Services student, Shanice Bates, lays down the law as she successfully passes the Army Reserves entry selection and gains a place at University of Worcester Law School.

Level 3 Public Services student, Shanice, will begin her studies on the Law with Forensic Psychology (LLB Hons) Degree from September this year.

Explaining what influenced her to apply to university, Shanice said:

“Prior to beginning my studies at HoW college, I had no intention to apply for university. My initial plan was to gain knowledge and experience of the work involved in the Police and then go on to complete a Police apprenticeship. However, at the end of my first year, I realised that I had an undeniable passion for studying and loved the research and essay-writing aspect of my course.

I have always been captivated by the criminal mind and how that interlinks with law. During the process of applying for university, I researched several degrees to ensure I chose the one that was most complimentary to my passion and aspirations.”

As well as gaining a place at university, Shanice successfully passed the Army Reserves entry selection. After making the application, Shanice was then required to attend an initial interview as well as endure an assessment day with physical fitness tests and a more formal interview.

Talking about her passion to join the Army, Shanice commented:

“HoW College enabled me to discover a passion I didn’t know I had! Through the College course we were exposed to different aspects of public service life. The College work closely with Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2), Max Wall from 214 (Worcestershire) and Battery Royal Artillery. During one of his visits where he gave a presentation of the benefits of the Army Reserve and what it can offer, I found myself hooked and I applied to join the same day.”

During her Army Reserve Basic Training, Shanice will attend multiple residential trips as well as complete online and independent learning.

Reflecting on her time at HoW College, Shanice said:

“HoW College has helped me grow massively academically and as an individual. I thoroughly enjoyed the course content because it involved both theory and practical work and this enabled myself and my peers to gain a better perspective of a career within a public sector.

The lecturers and staff I had around me helped immensely and provided me with the knowledge and motivation I have now to excel in everything I do. I have a lot of gratitude for the Public Service team for their hard work and support, and I will miss them greatly.”

Congratulations Shanice! HoW College wish you the best of luck with your new role and future endeavours.

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