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What do our adult learners think?

If you're considering a return to learning, but not sure if it's for you, some of our adult learners have shared their experiences and what they've enjoyed about the experience.

Meet our adult learners...

Aaron Corbin, Access to Forensic Science
Access to Forensic Science student in laboratories "The Access course is an essential stepping stone in allowing me to go on to university, and ultimately fulfil my career aspiration which is to work in the field of Forensic Science."
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Carl Ansari, Access to Humanities
Access to HE studebt in the classroom"I have now got a clear career direction and can’t wait to progress to university."
 
Chloe Brown, Performing Arts
Bournemouth & Poole College Performing Arts Student""With fantastic support from tutors and classmates, this course has given me a range of skills which have opened up many different pathways moving forward."
 
Danielle Preston, Electrical Installation
Electrical Installation student in workshop"The whole college experience has been completely exhilarating, especially having new goals to achieve and to do well."

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Emma Sutcliffe, Hairdressing
Hairdressing student in Flaunt hair salon at Bournemouth and Poole College“I can’t recommend the college, this course and getting back into education enough. It’s not a small change in your life, it’s life changing.”

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Eva Pisanu, Hairdressing
Bournemouth & Poole College Hairdressing Student"All the tutors have amazing knowledge of working in the industry. The course has given me the confidence to run my own Hairdressing business."
 
Glenda Sampson, Electrical Installation
Electrical Installation student in workshop at Bournemouth and Poole College“I used my redundancy as an opportunity to carve out a new career as an electrician.”

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Jacqueline Gower, Health and Social Care
Bournemouth & Poole College Health and Social Care Student"I have really enjoyed the course and attending college. It definitely helped to meet the tutors face-to-face and other students who were at various stages of the course." 
 
Jasmine Shergold, Air Cabin Crew
Air Cabin Crew student outside Bournemouth and Poole College"Returning to education and gaining a qualification has helped me land my dream job – air cabin crew with Virgin Atlantic."

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Josh Baum, Digital Marketing
Bournemouth & Poole College Digital Marketing Apprentice"Studying for an Apprenticeship has given me a great foundation for working in the marketing industry."
 
Karen Hines, Supporting Teaching and Learning
Bournemouth & Poole College Childcare Student"The course has given me so much knowledge and confidence. The support I received gave me the courage to apply for my ccurent job in childcare."
Karishma Gopall, FdA Business and Management
Business and Management student outside Bournemouth and Poole College"I wanted a course that would help me further my career. I've now secured a job as a Deputy Manager with Aldi."

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Kerry Smith, Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
Supporting Teaching and learning student outside Bournemouth and Poole College“The whole experience has changed my outlook and how I deal with my own children. I see them and their needs differently and I feel like it’s made me a better mum.”

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Liz McNally, Professional Cookery
Professional Cookery student in training kitchen at Bournemouth and Poole College"I didn’t think I would enjoy the course as much as I have. I’ve really grown in confidence and wish I’d done it sooner."

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Manita Gurung, Dental Apprenticeship
Dental student in dental classroom at Bournemouth & Poole College"The facilities are really good here and I’m learning new things every day. The teachers are really helpful and I get a lot of support."
 
Martin Emeny-Senior, English and Maths
Bournemouth & Poole College Adult Student"It's been fantastic. It's great to be able to come back to College thirty years after leaving education and still feel right at home."
 
Matthew Ware, FdA Early Years Service
Early Years Services Student in lecture theatre at Bournemouth and Poole College"As a single dad I wanted to show my children that learning is important. This course has not only opened up new work opportunities, but it’s also changed my outlook and how I bring up my children."
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Monica Young, Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
Supporting Teaching and Learning student “I would put this experience in the top five worthwhile things I’ve done in my life.”

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Nicole Maskill, Hairdressing
Hairdressing student in Flaunt Hair Salon at Bournemouth and Poole College“I am able to fit studying around my other commitments.”

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Penny Ward, Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
Supporting teaching and learning student in the classroom"It's given me so much confidence; I have gone from strength to strength."
 
Rob Davies, Access to Media
Access to Media student in Mac classroom at Bournemouth and Poole College“I thought I would stick out like a sore thumb, one because of my age and two because I walk with a stick, but I quickly realised that I would fit in.”
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Sam Burgess, Travel and Tourism
Travel and Tourism student in the workplace“I think anyone considering a career change should go for it. There’s a lot of support out there.”

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Sarah Rixon, Access to Media
Bournemouth & Poole College Access to Media Student"It's been a phenomenal experience. The course has given me such a boost and I can't wait to study photography at university."
 
Steph Foster, Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care student in the workplace"I love my job and job and helping others and I would never have reached this stage without the help of people at the college."
 
Stephen Sheppard, Access to Media
Access to Media student in Mac classroom at Bournemouth and Poole College“I’ve gone from dealing with extremely wealthy people in London, to sitting in a classroom in Poole. They couldn’t be more different, but I am very glad I made the switch.”
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Vincent Allen, Manufacturing Management
Bournemouth & Poole College Manufacturing Management Student"I've done several courses at the College in Manufacturing Management. They have given me a great foundation for my future career."