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Pathways to a Degree

Meet our Pathways Students

5 December 2016

With the Pathway to a Degree Open Day in January, we thought we’d share with you what it’s really like to embark on a Pathways programme and spoke to one of our Inside Narratives students (Pathway to a Degree in English Language, Literature & Philosophy), Tammy Davies about her journey with Continuing and Professional Education.

“I was working through a series of dead-end call centre jobs and temporary administrative positions that left me worried about job security on a daily basis.  In 2013, Continuing and Professional Education launched Inside Narratives, the Pathway to a Degree in English Language, Literature & Philosophy. This is something I’d always dreamed of doing back home in Canada but it hadn’t been an option for me when I graduated from High School.

In my case, the Pathway, consisting of six modules studied over six months, prepared me for the level of academic knowledge required when I started my degree at Cardiff University.  I was terrified about embarking on a three year journey into Higher Education as I had not been at school for over 20 years!  The 60 credits I had earned on the Pathway carried over into my first year of degree studies so I only had to choose a further 60 credits, helping to ease me back into education.  The personal tutors, module leaders and my fellow students at Cardiff University were so supportive and encouraging that I really had nothing to worry about, in the end.  I’ve made friends as an Undergraduate that I know will be friends for life.  I’m currently halfway through my final year and excited about the opportunities and new career options open to me that were never available before I studied with Continuing and Professional Education.”

Tammy S Davies.

If this has inspired you to think about studying for a Pathway to a Degree, come along to the next Open Day. We offer part-time programmes in a range of subject areas:

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • English Language, Literature and Philosophy (Inside Narratives)
  • Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (Our Media, Our World)
  • History, Archaeology and Religion (Exploring the Past)
  • Modern Languages (French, German, Italian and Spanish)
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Social Science
  • Translation
  • Healthcare

Date: Wednesday 11th January 2017

Time: 12.00 – 2.00pm

Location: Cyber Cafe, Continuing and Professional Education, 21-23 Senghennydd Road, Cardiff, CF24 4AG

If you can’t make the Open Day but would like more information please call 029 2087 0000 or email