Former Bradford College student, Corrine Bosley has star quality. Following her hard work and determination to succeed, she has gone from working as a waitress to studying Astrophysics. Find out how Corrine made the transition from waitressing to watching the stars…
23 year old Corrine left school at 16 after she passed her GCSEs. She worked as a waitress for many years and dreamed of a career as an astrophysicist. Corrine explained: “I couldn’t seem to get any other job. I drifted around for a while working as a waitress in different places and I never seemed to get a promotion. I wanted a bit more from life, as I felt like I was stuck in a dead end job. That’s why I decided to come back to College and do something worthwhile. I’m so glad I did this – It was absolutely the right choice for me and I’ve never looked back!”
Corrine Bosley is an exceptional student who was nominated for a Helena Kennedy Foundation (HKF) Award. Following her hard work and commitment to succeed, she won a (HKF) bursary to study Astrophysics at university and realise her dream.
The Helena Kennedy Foundation Awards, were established in 1998 to provide bursaries to deserving FE students who have overcome significant personal and financial hardship to complete a further education course and progress on to higher education.
When asked why she felt she had been selected for a HKF Award, Corrine replied: “I think its about aiming high, working hard and putting everything you’ve got into it and coming out with something against the odds.”
Commenting on studying Astrophysics and her future career aspirations, Corrine said: “I’m delighted I’m studying Astrophysics – I absolutely love it! I just love to look at the stars, so to be able to do a job where I can look at them and do all number crunching for the sky is just amazing!”