Our recent graduation ceremony was a great opportunity to celebrate the success of our former students who have now progressed on to teach at Bury College.

Steven Luke was just one of many who is using the knowledge gained from his course to inspire the next generation of students. He is now a lecturer in Computing at Bury College. When talking to him about the course, he said: “I really enjoyed the course, I learned a lot and I am looking forward to progressing my career now."

It was a similar story for Kevin Denny who is putting his knowledge to good use and is a new tutor in the Health and Social Care department.

Wahiba Kedjounia joined the College as a part-time English and maths student in 2018.  She was awarded the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education teacher training qualification and has now secured employment as an ESOL teacher at the College. Wahiba spoke about the supportive environment at Bury College and how this has helped her to achieve her dream job.

Peter Kevin Rowland-Rhodes could well be entering the teaching profession full-time. His long-term ambition is to teach Hairdressing. He recently completed his Certificate in Education teacher training qualification alongside running a busy local salon, Rolly’s Hair and Beauty Salon.  Peter continues his studies at Bury College University Centre and is on track to graduate again next year as he tops up his qualification with a BSc (Hons) in Salon Management. 

Lynn Duerden, Assistant Curriculum Manager for Higher Education Provision at Bury College, said: “It has been amazing seeing former students become much-valued colleagues in such a short space of time. I can’t wait to see how they progress and develop their careers.”

If you have been inspired by their success and are interested in starting your teaching journey with us, we have part-time teacher training courses starting in January. Click here for more information: https://burycollege.ac.uk/university-centre