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Meet our 1,000th online Access student

We’ve just welcomed our 1,000th online Access student, Lewis. Like all our online students, he has a unique story to tell.

Lewis is a 24-year-old, time-served commercial heating and ventilation engineer from Dundee. With an eye to the future, he wants to drive his career forward.

People take our Access courses for all sorts of reasons. Lewis was kind enough to tell us why he chose us – and why now.

Lewis Lamb

I decided it was time to quit procrastinating and start working towards a better future.

Lewis Lamb, Access Maths student

"After my old company went into administration in February, I decided it was time to quit procrastinating and start working towards a better future.

"I chose the University of Aberdeen for my studies as the flexibility of study time available to me was more varied than anything that was on offer elsewhere.

"This, in turn, has provided me with the time and materials required to get myself moving in the direction I have been thinking so hard about for years.

"The delivery of the coursework online has been life-changing.

"In the sense that everything I need is at my fingertips on my laptop whenever I need it. I can also access all of my course documents on my smartphone anytime, anywhere.

"This flexibility allows me to use all of my spare time wisely to achieve the most from my studying.

Getting back into studying after 5 years has been made as easy and as comfortable as possible.

Lewis Lamb, Access Maths student

"I am proud to say that getting back into studying after 5 years has been made as easy and as comfortable as possible, despite how daunting it may be, thanks to the University of Aberdeen.

"I am looking forward to completing my current course and moving on further. Hopefully, I can successfully find a similar style of study mode for when I start my degree in future.”

Lewis is now studying our online Access course in Level 5 Maths. His end goal is to earn himself a mechanical engineering degree – and our course can help him get there.

Ready to join Lewis?

More than 1,000 people have now enrolled in our online Access courses – and so can you.

  • Boost your grades to get into university.
  • Get the English and Maths qualifications you need to get into teacher training.
  • Just keen to learn?

Whatever your goals, our Access courses are there for you 24/7, all year round.

You can enrol whenever you like and study at your own pace. You can spread the cost and pay in instalments too.

Our Access courses

Online short courses and degrees

Looking to boost your qualifications with a study mode as flexible as Lewis's?

Our online short courses and degrees give you flexible access to the learning you want at every stage of your life and career.

  • Study part-time, up to Masters level.
  • Access teaching on your computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone wherever you have an internet connection.
  • To a large degree, set your own study hours.

View our online degrees, or start with our online short courses.