We like to say that you can ‘stay near and go far’ when you study at our University Centre – and our alumni are amazing examples of just how far you can go!
Higher Education is a marvellous experience for anyone who has big dreams for the future. It can really set you apart from others in your field and create so many new opportunities in your professional life.
Our alumni have certainly benefitted from gaining these all-important qualifications. We’ve seen former students go on to climb to the top of their industries, start their own businesses and even progress to more advanced levels of study, such as Masters degrees and PhDs.
If you’re thinking about the prospect of where Higher Education could take you, you’ll surely find inspiration from the below success stories. It’s great motivation as you look to start a pivotal new chapter in your own life!
Abi’s course opened up a world of opportunity for her – beginning with a place at one of the best universities in the country!
“The Access course put me in really good stead for all the amazing employment opportunities that have opened up for me”
Helen wanted to climb through the ranks of the childcare industry and knew that the best way to do this was by studying Higher Education at our University Centre. It was her opportunity to stay local and go far!
“Hopwood unlocked capabilities that I did not recognise in myself and gave me the confidence to expand my knowledge”
Nursery manager Janine wanted to implement positive changes to her nursery and stay ahead in the industry. She knew that the best way to achieve this was to study at Higher Education.
“I have never really been academic but doing this has shown me that when you have a passion for something you can achieve what you thought were impossible goals!”
When Joanne joined our University Centre as a mature student, she found herself on the fast-track to her dream career. The supportive nature of the course allowed Joanne to secure the job she’d always wanted.
“It’s never to late to achieve your dream! I was a mature student and Hopwood supported and encouraged me to pursue my dream and achieve it”
Joshua’s time at our University Centre gave him a great leg up when it came to making his mark in the industry. He even picked up one of the coveted gongs at our annual Higher Education Awards!
“There are so many fantastic opportunities at Hopwood – be sure to say ‘yes’ to as many as you can!”
Lorraine knows first hand just how valuable it can be to return to education as an adult. The experience led to her gaining the cutting edge skills to stand out in the industry.
“It was great to learn from knowledgeable tutors who were more than happy to share their expertise”
Hopwood stood out to Matthew because of its class-leading Technology Centre. He now has the pleasure of working in this state of the art building as he trains the next generation.
”My best advice to students is to just enjoy the college experience. Your tutors will certainly make it an enjoyable time and ensure you can succeed”
Molly’s course instilled in her a sense that she could do anything – and she’s already proving this with the success she’s found in her career!
“My favourite thing about Hopwood was definitely being able to practise on clients from the public. I went from zero confidence to loads of confidence within weeks!”
Richard’s Access course gave him the coveted qualification needed to progress to university – and in turn that led to his dream job.
“One of the most fulfilling aspects was the journey itself and the feeling of moving towards the overall goal. They are memories which I hold dearly”
Richard used his Access course to progress to university. He’s now studying a course that promises to open so many personal and professional doors for him.
“I loved the experience of adult learning – the atmosphere it provides and the incredibly supportive nature of the class”
Hopwood’s Technology Centre gave Saad the opportunity to gain the most sought-after skills. It didn’t take long for this to turn the heads of employers and start a lucrative career!
“My course opened up many doors and I have achieved a lot since gaining my qualification at such a great University Centre”
Sarah’s course equipped her with the abilities to adapt, change and improvise – all the skills you need to become a successful lecturer.
”I learnt that hard work pays off and you can achieve anything you want. The lecturers never stop believing and will always encourage students at any age to use their full potential”