The AHEAD programme was a stepping stone that made me realise Abertay was the right choice for meAnne Everett-Ogston | Abertay University | BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing
Anne’s journey with Abertay began when she attended an on-campus gaming event along with her husband. The warm and inviting atmosphere, coupled with the friendliness of everyone she encountered, left a lasting impression.
She soon learned about the AHEAD programme and how it is designed to help people get back to education and decided to give it a try. The programme provided Anne with the core academic and study skills necessary to succeed at university, including how to write an essay, how to reference, and how to use various library services. Moreover, participating in AHEAD not only boosted her confidence but she also made friends for life.
The AHEAD programme was a stepping stone that made me realise Abertay University was the right choice for me. Because I’ve been out of education for so long, I feared that it was not for me. But the programme gave me so much more than just support for a head start.
During her time at Abertay, Anne thrived thanks to the support and encouragement of her lecturers. In her final year, she was awarded the Sarah Fletcher Memorial Award which is given to a final-year BSc Mental Health Nursing student who has demonstrated compassion at the core of their professional practice.
After graduation, Anne will begin work at a crisis centre in Dundee which gives people access to urgent support and a confidential and comforting space.