Congratulations to all the students, attending the Heartlands CF Centre, who graduated in the last academic year. We'd like to wish them all the best in their future careers and hope that their achievements will be an inspiration to others.
Robbie Bates (right) obtained a BA (Hons) in Graphic and Media Design from LCC. During his course, he was involved in developing advertising campaigns for charitable organisations. He now works at a social design agency, in London, which provides services for the NHS and local councils. He's also involved with the Big Issue and with developing a project about using design to re-visualise healthcare data.
Jenny Wilson (left) studied for a BEng in Design with Engineering Materials, at Loughborough University, which included a year's experience of working in industry. She has now got a job, with an engineering firm, in Manchester, which is involved with testing of protective equipment. She is working in their certification office, dealing with standards, regulations and specifying what tests need to be done.
Ben Robertshaw (right) attained an M.Sc in Sports Coaching, at Worcester University, following his BSc in Sports Coaching Science. He is now starting to build up his career in football coaching. He is working 2 days a week with West Bromwich Albion Coaching Schools Services and also does 2 sessions a week at Worcester Royal School. In addition, he is continuing his ongoing involvement with a local football club as a voluntary coach.
Congratulations also to other successful graduates who have now embarked on postgraduate study.
Greg Phillips (left) is doing an MSc in Geotechnical Engineering, at the University of Birmingham, after getting his BSc in Physical Geography & Geology, at Plymouth University. He is specialising in electro-osmosis to aid the stabilization of soils, which involves the utilisation of electrical currents to help stabilise slopes and embankments as an alternative to building retaining walls. Greg is looking towards the proposed HS2 high speed rail link as a possible source of future employment.
Tom Jennings is now undertaking a 2 year photography course, after completing his HND in Graphics Design. He's off to Spain, soon, for a photographic trip in the Pyrenees.
Graham Lee has started a PhD in particle physics, after graduating with an MSc in Physics at the University of Birmingham. He will be involved with the prestigious Large Hadron Collider programme, in their ALICE Experiment so will be spending his next academic year in Switzerland.