Whilst second year students were celebrating progression on to University, apprenticeships, and full-time employment, first years were also reflecting on a successful introduction to life at Bury College.

Elle Louise Varey has just finished her first year on the Uniformed Public Services course. The former Turton School pupil sees her future in Social Work and is really enjoying her course so far.  She said: “Thanks to the supportive staff, I have become more confident and learnt new skills.”

Freya Williams is enjoying her Performing Arts course and is already planning her next steps. The former Oulder Hill High School pupil said: “I have spent time researching a lot of different universities and stage schools. Bury College has helped me feel confident enough to make those decisions.”

Harry Whitehead, formerly of Woodhey High School, is an aspiring 3D game Game Artist. He believes Bury College is really preparing him for that future career: “Bury College has given me lots of insights into the industry I want to go in.”

Iqra Mahmood first came to us last year after she enrolled on Health and Social Care Level 2. After earning a Distinction on that, she progressed onto Bury College Health and Social Care Level 3. The former Hazel Wood High School pupil added: “I have really enjoyed studying at Bury College. I also feel more confident now than when I started.”

We’d like to wish Elle, Freya, Harry and Iqra the very best of luck as they prepare for this next year. If you want to join the success at Bury College, check out our range of courses now: https://burycollege.ac.uk/full-time/16-18