A NURSING student from Oswestry is advising people wanting to study at university that it is still not too late to apply for September entry.

Gemma Whitehead, who studies at Glyndwr in Wrexham, is encouraging those unsure about applying to the university, to still make a bid for a place.

As a result of Gemma's late decision last summer to study for the career she had always dreamt of, she secured a place on the university's BN (Hons) in Nursing and is now set to enter her second year of the three-year degree next month.

"It was just one of things – a friend I used to work with told me about Glyndwr and their nursing programme – I was curious and had a look at the website – and here I am," she said.

"I have always wanted to be a nurse, ever since I could remember.

"I’m bringing up three children, so I’d always been putting it off – but I just thought ‘it’s about time I did something for me’ and applied.

"I didn’t think I would stand a chance but put my application in anyway.

“I then got a phone call asking me to come in for a face-to-face interview and shortly after that interview, I heard I’d been accepted.

"I’ve enjoyed my first year here at Glyndwr so much.

"It has been much better than I expected it to be coming to university. As I’m a more mature student, and I haven’t been in education for a while."

Angela Williams, senior lecturer in Adult Nursing, said: "It has been great working alongside Gemma and her experience shows it is never too late to apply."

If you are interested in finding out more about studying at Wrexham Glyndwr University, there are Open Days on both Saturday, August 17 and Saturday, September 8 or visit wgu.ac.uk/openday to find out more.