Education helped him accept responsibility

HMP Long Lartin - learner story



Guy, from HMP Long Lartin, explains how an education allowed him to take responsibility for his past and look towards the future

“My education background was troubled – I left school with no academic qualifications after being expelled. As a result, studying for a degree was overwhelming in the beginning. The knowledge and understanding of myself, gained through the degree has allowed me to take responsibility for my past. Looking forward, I believe this insight has been a life-changing step in the right direction. On the whole, it has been a positive, uplifting and unforgettable experience. Education has been instrumental in changing my perspectives and the way I see the world and myself within it. The only thing that makes me the same person is I have the continuation of memories from my past. Education and being awarded a degree makes me look to the future. For anyone who is thinking of studying, it is never too late. All you need is the will and determination to succeed.”

Guy got his qualifications through the OLASS scheme at Milton Keynes College.

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