'It turns out I'm quite good at science'
Mature student Hollie worked in a pharmacy for 9 years before deciding to study a foundation degree validated by Sheffield Hallam at North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe. Whilst completing an undergraduate degree in BSc Human Biology, she transferred onto the integrated masters which meant she also gained a MSci Human Biology degree and is now doing a PhD in Microbiology.
'Sometimes at 16 there's a lot of pressure to choose the rest of your life and you change as a person as you get older.
'I'm really grateful that I actually did step back and go 'Hang on, what do I want to do?'