Higher Education Stories

HND Graphic Design – Michael Pinfold

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alumni

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Whilst at school I had the opportunity to work in a small in-house graphic design studio for work experience. It was then that I decided that’s the career path I wanted to follow. The lead designer from my work experience studied at the[...]

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HND Photography – Jonathan Morgan

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After studying photography at college, I then progressed to university and from there I began teaching in 2010. So, education has been my career for almost a decade and photography has been my life-long love. Here at the College, we[...]

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Foundation Degree in Healthcare Play Specialism – Karen Baxter

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I became a teacher six years ago after graduating with BA Hons in Youth and Community Development with a JNC qualification from De Montfort University. The best thing about my job role is being part of my students’ transformative[...]

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BSc Creative Computing – Top Up – Wayne Gallear

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Wayne started his career at De Montfort University working in IT support and infrastructure. When an opportunity arose to complete a teaching qualification, Wayne quickly discovered his passion for teaching. Once qualified, he began teaching[...]

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HND Computing & Systems Development – Sydney Mwale

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student

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Sydney currently works as a Learning Support Coach at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College and also teaches maths. His managers at the College advised him that teaching would be a great route for him. He is now completing his[...]

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HNC General Engineering – Robert Pouton

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Robert, 26, has worked in the engineering sector for ten years, completing his Level 3 apprenticeship at the College’s Nuneaton campus. He worked as a CNC Machinist for the Premier Group and for ADV Manufacturing in Coventry, signing up[...]

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HND Policing – Charlotte Clifford

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Charlotte completed the Level 3 in Policing and stayed on at the College to do the HND. I originally had a place at university to study law but this course was more specific and related to what I wanted to do. I aim to go to university after[...]

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HND Business – Rachel Foster

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Rachel enjoyed a career in travel retail with Thomas Cook in Leicester where she became a customer services manager. She also completed her cabin crew training. Amongst her successes was her involvement in a charity project building[...]

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HND Creative Media (Journalism) – Dayle Crutchlow

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Subject Area

From my beginnings as a junior reporter in Hinckley, I progressed through the ranks taking on roles as senior news reporter at the Coventry Evening Telegraph, editor of a Coventry and Warwickshire entertainments magazine and as acting[...]

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HND Performing Arts – Gary Lincoln

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I’ve been teaching theatre now for over eighteen years and would not change my job for anything. Working on the HND in Performing Arts allows me to focus my attention on the individuals in my class. If these same students had gone to a larger[...]

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HND Public Services – Kev Booth

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staff

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An advantage of the HND in Public Services is that it covers a broad range of areas from organisational structures and cultures within the Public Services through to fitness testing and programming. It gives students an in-depth insight[...]

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HND Sport – Tariq Arif

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staff

Subject Area

I previously worked as a full-time Sports Development Officer and attended college to complete my PGCE in Further Education. I have always wanted to work in either Sports Development or teaching. Luckily I have been able to do both and[...]

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HND Interior Design – Katheryn Bishop

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Subject Area

I completed my degree in Interior Design at De Montfort University, following this I worked for over 9 years within the interior design industry having worked in a number of different sectors both residential and commercial. I’ve designed and[...]

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HND Creative Media Production (Creative Media) – Harvey Sharman-Dunn

The beautiful thing about teaching is the never ending stream of ideas from students and young people. Being able to help focus their ideas and facilitate their journey is very rewarding. Higher education in a further education college[...]

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HND Creative Media Production (Games Development) – Robert Gardner

I have always been interested in Games Development, as a student at college I studied Creative Media and developed my skills mainly in 3D modelling and game asset creation. During and after my time at college I did a lot of commercial work[...]

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HND Creative Media Production (Film & TV) – Tony Lee

Tony has worked for the College for 17 years, teaching on media courses specialising in moving image production. After completing an HND in Visual Communications, Tony worked first as a freelance graphic designer. He then joined Sonic[...]

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Foundation Degree in Early Childhood – Charlie Howland

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alumni

Subject Area

Coming back to education was scary, but the course is really good, I have a supportive group, we are all committed and want to learn. University is very daunting, whereas college is less so as it is a friendlier environment. The[...]

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BA (Hons) 2+2 Social Studies – Kirsty Allenby

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alumni

Subject Area

Kirsty, 35 returned to education after a ten year gap with an ambition to go to university and achieve higher level skills in the field of social studies. Kirsty wanted to keep her career options open so chose the 2+2 BA (Hons) in[...]

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HND Fashion Case Study – Lucy Tudhope

Lucy Tudhope Case Study
I graduated from Walsall in 2017 with a 2.2, just missing out on a 2.1. Straight after graduation, I had an interview for a Designer role at Next, but I missed out on the role due to lack of experience. Soon after that, another opportunity[...]

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Level 6 Visual Media Case Study

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Level 6 Visual Media Case Study
Level 6 Visual Media Case Study Beatah is a mature student from Knighton and Eyres Monsell near Wigston, currently in the final year of a Level 6 programme in Visual Media at South Leicestershire College.[...]

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HND in Sport

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student

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Sport Courses
HND In Sport Case Study
HND in Sport Joshua, 21, has progressed through the levels on his sport qualifications and is now in the second year of an HND in Sport at the College’s Wigston campus. Joshua works for Leicester[...]

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Access to HE Humanities Case Study

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Amanda Diboll Amanda, 59, from Stoke Golding in Leicestershire, was a student on the Access to HE Humanities programme at the Nuneaton campus where her studies included English language, English literature,[...]

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Level 6 CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply Case Study

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student
Chloe Muir Chloe, 28, from East Goscote, is looking forward to adding a higher-level qualification to her CV when she completes her Level 6 CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply. Chloe chose to start work at 17 rather[...]

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HND in Fasion and Textiles Case Study

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HND In Fashion And Textiles Case Study
Meryeme Zerzou It was while she was studying tourism and making uniforms for her peers that Meryeme, 32, from Nuneaton, was inspired to change direction and choose a different path that led her into fashion design. She[...]

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HND in Computing Case Study

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student

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Computing Courses
Sam Barden Sam, aged 19, from Leicester, is studying for an HND in Computing at South Leicestershire College. He joined the College on a Level 3 diploma and his tutor recommended him for progression on to[...]

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Foundation Degree in Working with Communities & Young People Case Study

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Kamen Finlay  Kamen decided to take up his Foundation Degree in Working with Communities and Young People following difficult experiences when he was younger that led to him moving into supported[...]

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HNC in Engineering Case Study

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student

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Engineering Courses
Robert Pouton Robert, 26, from Bedworth, has worked in the engineering sector for ten years, completing his Level 3 apprenticeship at the College’s Nuneaton campus. He worked as a CNC Machinist for the Premier[...]

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Diploma in Education and Training Case Study

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staff
James Tedder  James, from Wigston, has a long association with the College, having completed the HND in Computing as a teenager. James had always enjoyed helping friends and family with their[...]

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