Alumni Case Studies
Jenika finished her level 3 Business study programme at Stanmore College in summer 2018. She chose Stanmore College because it was local and was pleased with her decision as the teachers were great and she made good friends. Jenika said she really enjoyed learning about business and aspects such as marketing, essay writing and economics. She is now delighted to be studying for a degree at Nottingham University.
Jitesh was also a level 3 Business student and, on completion of his study programme at Stanmore College, progressed to Hertfordshire University. In Jitesh’s view, the Business Department at Stanmore College was fantastic, really helpful and provided lots of opportunities. He said you had to work hard but the course structure was manageable.
Sarujan commented on how supportive teachers had been and the friends he had made at Stanmore College while doing his Business qualification. He said the content of the study programme really helped him when he went on to Higher Education as well as gaining entry to the university itself. He is now enjoying life as an undergraduate at Hertfordshire University.
Former I.T. student – Keiran Krishnavenan
Keiran Krishnavenan came to Stanmore College having done his GCSEs at Nower Hill High School. He achieved triple Distinction* (equivalent to 3 A*, A level grades) on completion of his level 3 Extended Diploma in I.T. at Stanmore College in 2018.
Keiran told us that the I.T. teachers at Stanmore College had helped him to achieve his grades throughout the two years. He said the course was fascinating to study and doing practicals had been really useful as it helped him to improve his hands-on I.T. skills learning how to perform certain tasks such as installing Windows 10 software and opening a computer system to remove the components and reassemble them.
Keiran is now doing a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing and intends to continue to improve his understanding in Computer Networking and I.T. projects. If he wishes, it would be just one more year at university level thereafter to top up to a full degree.
We asked Keiran what were the top 3 things he learned at Stanmore College were; responses below:
- Hard work.
Keiran said he now feels he is hardworking, dedicated and motivated. It’s fantastic to see Keiran progress into his chosen area and we wish him all the very best for the future.
Ridah Syed completed a level 3 Early Years (Childcare) study programme at Stanmore College in 2018. Ridah chose Stanmore College because, having done some research on educational providers to go to after GCSEs, she felt that the College provided the best Early Years’ courses and tuition and the atmosphere she required to help her to pursue a career in teaching.
When asked what she liked most about the College, Ridah responded…
“The friendly staff who are always ready to support you, not just with work, but with personal issues, as well as the many resources available to us at all times such as the library, laptops, T.V., the student lounge, café and the gym”.
In her spare time Ridah enjoys playing tennis.
The aspect of the study programme that Ridah liked most was doing the focus on coursework over exams and being given the opportunity to experience working with children.
Having done very well in her level 3 study programme, Ridah progressed to Middlesex University where she is currently undertaking a BA Degree in Education Studies en route to pursuing a career in teaching. She also works part-time at a nursery alongside studying and enjoys working with children and seeing them develop and grow.
We asked Ridah what were the top 3 things she learned at Stanmore College; responses below:
- How to write a good essay.
- How to reference documents Harvard style (great practice for university).
On being asked who her heroes/heroines were, she told us the following:
- Caroline Ryder (Curriculum Manager for Early Years and Education)
- Sharon Wilson (Personal Tutor)
- Stanmore College Library staff
Ridah describes herself as cheerful, dedicated, creative and sleepy! From the information she gave us she certainly is the first three and we are not surprised if she feels sleepy at times with everything she is packing into her busy life! We wish Ridah all the very best for the future.
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