Ellie’s Story

03 May 2018

23 year old Ellie*, a single mum who was struggling to raise a child by herself, had always dreamt of going to university. When Ellie first came to No Limits she told us of her struggles as a single parent, and her dream to become a student.  

We supported Ellie by helping her to search for university courses that appealed to her, and after submitting an application with Ellie, we were able to help secure an interview at Solent University. Following the success of her university interview, Ellie was offered a place on the course, providing she completed an access course. We ensured that Ellie would be supported financially during her further education course by assisting her with applying for learning grants and bursary applications, in addition to exploring her child care options with her for her son.

Ellie is the first person in her family to go into higher education and is determined to prove to everyone, and more importantly her son, that you can achieve the things you want to achieve in life if you know where to look for help.

Ellie said “I can’t believe it. I am officially a student! Who would have thought it? It’s unbelievable!”

*The name of the young person has been changed for confidentiality purposes.