Telford College’s 2018 graduates have praised the college for helping them to make a smooth transition to independence and adulthood, as they head off for a new life at university.
Their comments come as the college prepares to showcase its latest range of A level, vocational and apprenticeship programmes at an open event on October 17, from 5pm to 7.30pm.
It will also be launching its 7th Form on the evening to the public, in the college’s new home of A level courses.
“It’s an opportunity for people to come along to our Haybridge campus and learn about our new full and part time courses, plus apprenticeships and higher education programmes,” explained principal Graham Guest.
“You don’t have to choose between academic achievement and career success after school – you can have the best of both worlds at our new 7th Form centre, blending A levels with careers and work experience, supported by mentors from local businesses.”
The college’s latest A level graduates have started life at university over the past few weeks – and said a big thanks to the Telford College team for their help and support.
Julia Paszek from Dawley is now at University of Derby, hoping that her teaching course gives her chance to travel the world, teaching English as a foreign language.
“Telford College has provided me with a very good transition to independence and adulthood. The freedom it offers – which is so different to school – means I know how to cope at university,”
Sophie Jervis from Leegomery is now at De Montfort University in Leicester, reading history. She studied film, history and psychology A levels at Telford College.
“What I really appreciated during my time at Telford College was the opportunity to talk things through with tutors, and to get constructive, personalised feedback which helps you to improve,” she said.
Emma Bendrey from Trench has started life at university in Greenwich after completing A levels in physics, psychology, and sociology.
She said: “I’m hoping for a career in developmental psychology, which has always fascinated me. I learned many good lessons for life in my time at Telford College.
“Although most of my studies were classroom-based, you get lots more freedom with your studies, so if you have free time, you can go away and revise on your own, and work the way that suits you best.
And Callum France, from Leegomery, is studying pharmacology at University of Chester after achieving the A level grades he needed in maths, chemistry and psychology.
“I really enjoyed the freedom of the studying environment at Telford College. It’s a chilled-out atmosphere, but still providing you with plenty of support,” he said.
The college’s open event on October 17 is an opportunity to look round the campus, speak to tutors, and learn more about the college’s new virtual and augmented reality suite.