HE student case studies

24-year-old Ellys McColl from Tweedmouth is set to land her dream job as a primary school teacher after studying higher education with Northumberland College.

23-year-old Kirsty Robson, from Alnwick, is currently studying a Foundation degree in Horticulture, accredited by Newcastle University, at Kirkley Hall campus.

22-year-old Ashleigh has completed her NVQ Level 3 in Outdoor Programmes with Northumberland College and is currently working towards her PGCE, gaining work placements hours at Kirkley Hall campus.

Nicola, from Ashington, studied BA (Hons) Event Management at Northumberland College because she has a passion for travel and events and wanted to do a course dedicated to her interests instead of three or four A-Levels.

With a background in hospitality and catering Lynn is studying towards a BA Honours Degree in Events Management with hopes for career development in her work at the Freeman Hospital, where she works as a dietary specialist chef.

Suzanne, from Morpeth, decided to study at Northumberland College to pursue a career in something she has always been passionate about and enjoyed as a hobby for many years.

I’ve always had an interest in photography and I got to a stage of my life when I decided that I wanted to study and make a career out of it, so I enrolled at Northumberland College.

I have always had a love of animals and wanted to pursue a career in animal conservation so I enrolled at the Kirkley Hall Campus.

Lorraine works as a Community Family Support Worker which involves early intervention and preventative work, child protection as well as working with Children’s Services. She enrolled on the Foundation Degree in Early Years Practice to enhance the...

My tutors have really encouraged and supported me to develop my skills, passing on their specialist knowledge. The confidence I have gained from the increase in my abilities and knowledge is immense.

Joanne studied the HND in Hospitality Management at the college’s Berwick Centre.

Mark Johnson, 39, from Newcastle studied Level 3 Arboriculture at Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall campus ten years ago, after a career in multi-media design he found himself looking for a change of direction to something he enjoyed ...

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