Joleen Hillary

Course: FdA Event Management

Previous school: Sedgefield Community College

Joleen said the programme was tailored perfectly to the events industry.

She said:

“After speaking to the tutor of the course, I knew it was the course for me. The programme was tailored perfectly to the events industry and the lecturers had industry experience. The classes were really engaging, and it was a great environment for communicating ideas.

“My whole experience was amazing, from meeting some wonderful people, to the lectures and the fantastic visits. The facilities were great too and I received outstanding support from my lecturers who were all very welcoming and friendly. The support improved my confidence and I gained three placements in different areas of the events industry - this allowed me to gain a wide range of different skills and helped me decide which path I wanted to follow.

“I am progressing to study a top-up degree in management at New College Durham, to achieve a full bachelors degree, and have also secured a role as a School Liaison and Events Officer for the college.”

Joleen is studying a top-up degree in management and working part-time in events, both at New College Durham.

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