Mitchell has overcome a range of barriers to achieve A-levels and progress to university. He was born with Arthrogryposis and has no use of his arms and limited weight-bearing in his legs, meaning he writes and types with his feet.
Mitchell found the transition to college difficult, but with support from the Assessment Support Team at Bournville College, he showed commitment and determination to achieve ASlevels in Film Studies, Media, Communication &
Culture and Sociology, followed by A-levels in Film Studies and Media. These qualifications helped Mitchell begin a degree in Broadcast Journalism at Wolverhampton University in 2009.
Mitchell now lives independently at university and is fully committed to his degree course, overcoming daily challenges in his practical work and learning to live with his disability in the community. “Overcoming everyday life barriers and progressing in my education has made huge, important differences in my life,” said Mitchell. He ended, “I can now get a decent education and be who I want to be. I am very grateful to be able to do these things, and it means the world to me.”