Kirklees College student helps change entry requirements to University of Liverpool’s Medical School


Photo of student Edith Adam smiling in a photo frame which has been photoshopped onto a photo of the University of Liverpool

Edith Adam completed the Access to HE Science course at Kirklees College in summer 2023 and is currently applying to study medicine at a range of UK universities. Many universities with Medical Schools only accept Access to Medicine courses that have been regulated by the QAA (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education).

While Edith was confirming with universities that her grades met their entry requirements, she spoke to the University of Liverpool to discuss their entry requirements, as all but one of the QAA regulations for Medicine was met by Kirklees College’s Access to Science course. Edith, her tutor Ruth, and Julie from the college’s Curriculum Support team then set about collecting evidence that supported their claim that the Access to Science course matched the university’s entry requirements.

When presented with this evidence, the university decided to hold a panel with admissions tutors, the Head of Faculty and members of the university’s medicine department to discuss the diploma’s eligibility. 

Not only did the university agree that Edith’s diploma did meet their entry requirements, but the panel meeting also resulted in a change to the university’s admissions policy, to now accept Access to Higher Education in Science diplomas, specifically from Kirklees College.  

This is fantastic news for Edith and a great opportunity for future students on this course, as the University of Liverpool, a Russell Group, is one of the leading medical schools in the country and Kirklees College is now specifically named on their entry requirements for the 5-year MBChB degree.

Talking about her achievement, Edith said:

“I would like to thank Ruth and Julie for all of their help in collecting the evidence I needed to provide the university with, especially on short notice. I am very grateful for this and for the teachers who helped me to succeed in the past year, getting 45 distinctions which is well above the entry requirements for many medical universities.”

Visit our Access to HE and Higher Education page to find out more about HE at Kirklees College.

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