Alumni Success Stories

Hopwood Hall College is the perfect place to achieve your dreams. In fact, we don’t just tell our students to dream big – we tell them to reach for the stars!

Over the years, this message – combined with hard work and determination – has meant that our learners have gone on to accomplish great things in all walks of life.

There really have been countless success stories from those who joined us when they were just 16. We’ve seen our alumni become CEOs of international companies, secure roles that allow them to travel the world, and even pick up gold medals at the Olympic Games.

When you start your own journey at Hopwood Hall, you’ll be following in their footsteps. We hope this is a fantastic source of inspiration for anyone who wants to turn their passion and talent into a thriving career.

Be sure to have a look at the amazing alumni below. We hope their stories will motivate you to break down barriers, chase your dreams and find your own success in the world.

Latisha Mawdsley
Latisha Mawdsley Studying Youth and Community Work at University of Huddersfield Studied: Education & Childcare

Latisha had the opportunity to thrive during her time at Hopwood. She’s now making use of the opportunities her course brought by undertaking Higher Education at the University of Huddersfield.

“The best thing about college was the support from my teachers when I struggled or needed any help. They went above and beyond to make sure I had everything I needed”

Maria Kouser
Maria Kouser Nursery Practitioner at 1st Safari Daycare Nursery Studied: Education & Childcare

Maria will proudly tell people that her time at Hopwood Hall really boosted her confidence, increased her independence and made her the person that she is today!

“Manage your time appropriately, enjoy your work experience and always take part in different opportunities which will help improve your progress”

Rebecca Marson
Rebecca Marson Norland Nanny at Norland College Studied: Education & Childcare

These days you’ll find Rebecca studying a degree at the prestigious Norland College. In the future she plans to open a nursery specialising in emotional development.

“When I needed advice on assignments there was someone there to help, when I needed advice on real life there was also someone there to help. The tutors wanted the best for me”

Shahida Begum
Shahida Begum Teaching Assistant at Lowerplace Primary School Studied: Education & Childcare

Shahida always knew that she wanted to work with children. Once she visited Hopwood, it was a no-brainer that it was the place to make it happen. She now gets to share her passion every day.

“My tutors made the lessons fun and interactive – I was able to build so many valuable life skills. The course opens up so many amazing opportunities”

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