Bethan, former OSSMA student, studies marketing at Masters Level at Keele University
- Bethan has A-levels in English Language, English Literature and Sociology
- Bethan also studied a BTEC Level 3 in Business whilst at OSSMA
- Bethan took part in the Inspire US campaign which inspired her course choice
Bethan is studying her MA in marketing at Keele University.
Bethan went to the OSSMA 6th form and studied A-levels in English Literature and English Language, Sociology and completed a Level 3 Business BTEC. Whilst at OSSMA she took part in the Inspire US campaign and spent two weeks in Florida studying the Trump and Clinton Presidential Campaigns. This opened her eyes to the world of marketing, and this influenced her course choices.
Bethan always knew she wanted to go to university but was unsure about the direction that she wanted to take. She was also unsure about moving away from her family. Eventually she chose to go to Keele University and completed her BA in Marketing. She is glad that she stayed closer to home, as in her second year her dad was diagnosed with throat cancer and had to undergo Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy, and this affected her mental health. With the support around her, she was able to push through this challenge, and even though she had to study online during lockdown in her third year too, she graduated with a 2:1!
Bethan’s advice to other OAT students thinking about going to university:
- Look around; go and visit as many campuses as possible.
- Make sure you pick the right one for you; make sure it is the right place for you educationally as well as mentally as an individual.
- Life is hard and at times, things will get you down. However, you must stay strong and work as hard as you can, because the reward at the end of the journey is worth it.
- If you do end up going to university; make sure you join a society to immerse yourself in university life.
Masters in Marketing student
Bethan is studying her MA in marketing at Keele University. Bethan went to the OSSMA 6th form and studied A-levels...