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Case Study - Lewis

Background

Lewis is currently studying for his Foundation Degree with the view to moving onto a top up degree at New College Durham. He has always been interested in sport, exercise and health. Lewis has the goal of opening his own gym in the future and plans with the support of the David Lloyd Health Club to study for his Level 2 personal trainer qualification this year.

How did I get here - Paige

Paige is currently studying for FdA Police and Criminal Justice Studies at Newcastle College, having recieved an unconditional offer. Here she tell us a little more about her journey to where she is now. 

Before taking part in FutureMe events and activities, how did you feel about higher education?

FutureMe on TV!

The FutureMe Enterprise Challenge is a joint programme of activity between FutureMe and the three football clubs in the region; Middlesbrough FC, Newcastle United FC, and Sunderland AFC. Students taking part benefit from receiving the Premier League Core Programme and FutureMe workshops which are all delivered in school throughout the summer term. The premier league core programme introduces students to business and enterprise in the context of a football club, learning that football is about so much more than the 11 players on the pitch!

Ashton - How did I get here?

Eighteen. Clueless. And lost. That was the start of my journey into higher education.

My name is Ashton. I’m originally from Australia. I moved to England when I was eight. Why did I trade hot for the cold? Simple. Eight-year-olds aren’t included in life-changing decisions! Of course, I quickly fell in love with England. It’s where I’ve now spent two-thirds of my life.

Becky - How did I get here?

My name is Becky and I work for FutureMe, I’m based at Newcastle University. I studied History and Politics at Newcastle University and graduated a few years ago (in 2016). My course was the best part of my university experience as I was able to tailor it to the topics/areas that I loved the most! My course was a joint honours which was a great option for me as I liked more than one subject and wanted a lot of flexibility.

Fast Trackers 2019 - Launch Event

On Friday 15th March Level 3 students from across the North East attended the Fast Trackers 2019 launch event at Newcastle College Rail Academy.

Fast Trackers is an exciting programme that will introduce students to engineering with Network Rail and Mott MacDonald. The programme uses the exercise of developing a high-speed railway, as a vehicle to give insight into engineering careers and to provide the necessary careers information, advice and guidance. Students participate in a higher education visit day, an employer and station visit day, and the regional final.

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