A Solihull student who has been under the care of social services for the past five years has won a university place - to study social work.
Daniel Woulahan was accepted by Portsmouth University after gaining three Alevels from Solihull College.
The 20-year-old has been living on his own since he was 18 and was inspired to study social work following his first-hand experience of the care system.
"Living alone from such a young age has been a real struggle at times and I wouldn't have got through my education without the support of Solihull College," he said.
"All my tutors have given me constant encouragement throughout and there's always been a listening ear available.
"By going to university in September and qualifying as a social worker, I believe I could put something back into the community as well as helping people in need of close support.
"I've always endeavoured to help those in need by drawing on my own experiences."
Daniel gained three Ds in English language and literature, sociology and law.