My class is so diverse with people of different ages, backgrounds and goals, but we all get on so well and encourage each other. I hope to go on to a career in Social Work as it's an area that is close to my heart. I am really motivated to achieve my dream career.
Jeremy is brilliant. His attention to detail is magnificent and he has wonderful rapport with the students. It has reignited my interest in developing my drawing skills, particularly tone, form and colours. It's a wonderful setting to learn in. I live locally so it's extremely convenient.
The lecturers were approachable, gave timely feedback, encouragement when needed and were insprirational and innovative which encouraged me to develop. In addition, they have given me the courage and competence to build on the skills and knowledge I had to such an extent that I am now planning to combine my teaching qualification and my clinical experience to undertake the PGCE course for my career development.
When I first started at Shipley College I had been out of education for 3 years because I wasn't sure what I wanted to study and if I wanted to go on to further education. When I joined at first it was quite scary for me as using new programs and software was new to me but the tutors and other students were very helpful and I progressively picked up the skills to use the programs. During my two years at Shipley College I feel I learnt so many new skills in a comfortable and friendly environment. The tutors gave me support and were always interested in how the students were doing with regular tutorials which I found helpful, as these later helped me when applying for University as they kept me informed about the targets I had to meet. I have now come to the end of my first year at Manchester Metropolitan University studying Film and Media Studies which I thoroughly enjoy and Shipley College definitely helped me learn and prepare for University life.