13th July 2022
The two campuses of the Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group, were brought together to celebrate the graduation of their Higher Education students.
The ceremony, taking place at Newcastle College’s Performing Arts Centre on July 7, saw the Class of 2022 Higher Education students take their walk across the stage to celebrate their incredible success and receive their certificates.
In addition to those graduating, six outstanding individuals from across both Newcastle and Stafford College were awarded with the ‘HE Student of Year’ Award for their hard work, commitment and determination throughout their studies.
HND Healthcare Practice graduate, Natalie Burrows, originally started her studies to become a social worker, wanting a career change after adopting her two children. Natalie chose to study at Stafford College as she thought the course would be a good stepping stone into the industry. Commenting on her experience with the course, Natalie said: “I have learnt so much about the healthcare industry and I’ve built some really good relationships with the staff here. It’s such a good support network, especially with balancing a part-time job and looking after two children.” Now a graduate, she plans to top-up her degree with The Open University.
HND Digital Content Creation graduate, Keelan Evans, began his journey on the Level 3 Graphic Design course before moving onto higher education. During his course, Keelan began working with Dissident as an in-house designer. Discussing his experience with the course and landing a job, Keelan said: “I feel like my work has been recognised, I’ve put hard work into my college projects. I feel like that has transferred over to the business world and people have liked what I’ve done, I think I want to be working in the industry for a while.” Keelan is planning to eventually become a freelancer, running his own business, “I would definitely recommend the HND, because it gives such valuable skills, like knowing different creative practices and bringing them all into one. To be multi-skilled in different areas, it makes me more employable.”
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