Former Telford College student Lindsey Ellis returned to campus to share her experiences with the latest generation of computing students.
Lindsey, from Hadley, who was a member of the student council during her time at the college, said: “It was a real privilege to return, to share my educational journey. I felt really welcomed and honoured.
“I discussed with students how I was able to progress from level two computing to a level five HND in computing at Telford College.
“I have now graduated with a BSc with honours in information technology at University of West England in Bristol, which has helped me to progress onto an MSc.”
She added: “The obstacles I faced during my educational journey haven’t stopped me from achieving what I deserved to achieve because I had a vision about where I would like to be.
“Students had really good questions to ask me, which was amazing – because it was a great opportunity to share my story with how I have reached this milestone in my life.
“The overall feedback was very positive because students felt inspired by what they heard, so it was a fantastic experience enjoyed by all.”
Emma Wade, learner manager for business and digital, said: “It was fabulous for our students to get the chance to hear from Lindsey, and ask questions. She started with us in computing in 2016 and remained with us all the way from level two to level five HND.
“Lindsey felt comfortable at college with the same teachers and was really successful – not only academically, but as a keen participant in all aspects of college life, as a class representative, and a member of the student council.
“It is always valuable when students like Lindsey can share their experiences of life at college and explain how it feels moving onto university and the opportunities this creates.”
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