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Double Success for Former Art Student

Tuesday
4th August 2020

A former art student at Northern Regional College in Ballymena has been appointed Resident Artist at Ulster University. Mature student Aaron Stewart, who has just graduated with a first-class honours degree in Ceramics, said the help, guidance and support he got from staff at the College, really helped him on his academic journey.

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Going to college is so much easier when you enjoy what you’re studying as Ballyclare student, Hannah Wilson discovered. Hannah has just completed a Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management at Northern Regional College and in September hopes to progress and do a HND in Animal Management.

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The support and guidance she received as a student at Northern Regional College has inspired a young County Derry student to continue her studies with the long-term goal of running her own business. After leaving school, Rachel Rose Mallon from The Loup enrolled at the College’s Magherafelt campus. She completed two of the College’s Inclusive Learning programmes - Aspire to Work and Work Ready - before progressing to Level 2 Technical Business and has just successfully completed the second year of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business.

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Studying at Northern Regional College had a ‘transformational impact’ on his life, according to Jakub Ziemiecki. Jakub, who is originally from Poland and now lives in Belfast, completed both a Level 2 and Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism at the College’s Newtownabbey campus.

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On Track for a Career in Nursing

Wednesday
29th July 2020

Having completed the first year of a two-year University Access Diploma in Social Science at Northern Regional College, a County Tyrone man is now on track for a career in nursing. When he left school with nine GCSEs and two A levels, Bobbie Currie from Coagh worked in retail for a number of years before taking up a full-time position as Home Administrator in a care home in 2018. At the time, he had no long term career plans but working alongside the carers and nurses inspired him to consider a nursing career.

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A Newtownabbey student is pursuing her dream to make it on the stage. With 10 GCSEs, 3 A Levels and an AS under her belt, Amber Cole turned down offers to study drama at university in favour of doing a practice based Performing Arts diploma at Northern Regional College.

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