Fundraising to afford my first term tuition fees for Postgraduate Medicine at the University of Warwick.
About the project
I started to work towards my dream of becoming a doctor at the age 15. Unfortunately due to missing out on an A in maths by 2 marks I was unable to take my place to study Medicine at Peninsula University. I decided to continue my studies by reading Biology at The University of York. During this time I focused on as much biomedicine as possible in order to expose myself to the field. I worked day in day out to get the best mark possible in order to apply for Medicine after completing my undergraduate degree.
I graduated from the University of York almost one year ago and straight away started studying for my UKCAT exam. After sitting this exam I applied to Postgraduate Medicine. In April I received my offer from The University of Warwick. My dream had come true!
Last September I started work as a carer for adults with severe autism. These young adults suffer from a wide range of learning difficulties and often challenging behaviour. I have embarked on multiple training courses to ensure that the care I give these young adults is of the highest quality. I work on average 45 hours a week, but often up to 70. This is on minimum wage with no overtime. In order to save as much money as physically possible I have lived at home and drastically cut back on spending.
Due to new government guidelines I am subject to pay £3,500 next year to cover my tuition fees. Although I have saved as much as I possibly can I still cannot afford both rent and my fees. I aim to work part-time for the next four years whilst studying to become a doctor. However, due to the short period of time between leaving my current job as a carer and starting my degree I am unable to pay for my first term of tuition fees.
I have decided to start this crowdfunding page to try to raise enough money to pay for my first term of tuition fees. Even £1 would help, any donation would be much appreciated.