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A Coleraine women who enrolled at Northern Regional College as a mature student has just started a new career as a classroom assistant in a local primary school. After leaving secondary school, Samantha Stewart went to university and graduated with a BA Hons degree in Humanities. She worked in accounts for over 12 years and then decided she needed a complete change.

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Studying Health and Social Care at Northern Regional College has opened the door to academic success and set a Ballymena student on the road to fulfilling her dream of becoming a nurse. Grace Thompson has just completed a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at the College in Ballymena with a triple Distinction*, the equivalent standard of three A*s at A-level. She secured offers from all five universities she applied to and has accepted a place at Queen’s University Belfast to start an Adult Nursing degree in February 2021.

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Being a student at Northern Regional College helped rekindle his enthusiasm for learning, according to Ballyclare teenager, Daniel Trew. Daniel has just completed a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at the College’s Newtownabbey campus with a triple Distinction* - the equivalent standard of three A*s at A level - and has accepted a place to study Psychology at the University of Stirling in Scotland.

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Leaving school after AS levels to go to Northern Regional College to do a BTEC Diploma in Applied Science was a hard decision to make but as it turns out, absolutely the right one, according to Portstewart student Jenna Craig. Jenna, who was a student at the College’s Coleraine campus, completed the Level 3 Extended Diploma with a triple Distinction* - the equivalent of three A*s at A level – and has accepted a place at Ulster University to study Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging.

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Boost for Local Mental Health Charity

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2nd September 2020

Male former Business student

A former Business student at Northern Regional College who launched his own online clothing company during the lockdown, has donated profits from trading during August to The Olive Branch, a local mental health charity. Luke McIlreavy from Ballymoney, did a HNC in Business at the College’s Coleraine campus before progressing to Ulster University to do a Business Information Systems degree. He is currently on placement with Randox and when he graduates, plans to do a Master’s degree in Software Engineering.

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Have you got what it takes to be part of one of the fastest growing and increasingly important sectors of the economy? Northern Regional College’s new Level 2 course in Creative Arts and Digital Technologies is designed to give an introduction to the knowledge and creative skills needed for a successful career in the creative sector.

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