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News: How Col­lege ignit­ed Bran­don’s pas­sion for learning.

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IT stu­dent Bran­don joined Not­ting­ham Col­lege after being home schooled for a num­ber of years. He tells us how com­ing to col­lege has improved his con­fi­dence and how his tutors have inspired him to con­tin­ue learning.

Brandon Wright
Brandon Wright

Bran­don has now pro­gressed from a Lev­el 1 IT course to a Lev­el 3 course and aspires to go to uni­ver­si­ty to become a teacher in the future.

When I first start­ed col­lege, I was very ner­vous but if I hadn’t attend­ed my first les­son, I wouldn’t have gained con­fi­dence and got onto the path I am on today. With­out col­lege I would still be a ner­vous per­son in social sit­u­a­tions and don’t feel I would be as well equipped to deal with the real world from both a social and employ­ment perspective.”

Bran­don start­ed at Not­ting­ham Col­lege in 2017 and tells us his tutors and the love of his course inspired him to learn more and progress through the dif­fer­ent course levels.

I start­ed off with a lev­el 1 course where I learned the basics. This ignit­ed a burn­ing pas­sion to con­tin­ue study­ing so I con­tin­ued with a lev­el 2 and then a lev­el 3 course because I knew it was my way of pro­gress­ing fur­ther through the world of IT. Now, study­ing com­put­er sci­ence at uni­ver­si­ty is in my sights and I would love to teach peo­ple how to pro­gram one day.”

My time at col­lege has def­i­nite­ly carved a path for my future. It wasn’t just the con­tent of the cours­es that have shaped my deci­sions but the peo­ple teach­ing me too. With­out them I wouldn’t be the stu­dent I am today, they have taught me lots of life lessons, helped with my men­tal atti­tude towards learn­ing and widened my inter­ests. My tutors have been a big inspi­ra­tion to me. 

 — Bran­don Wright

Through­out the past aca­d­e­m­ic year, and through­out lock­down, Bran­don want­ed to share his pas­sion and knowl­edge with his fel­low stu­dents and spent his spare told hold­ing extra lessons for his class­mates, cov­er­ing con­tent not on the syl­labus. His ses­sions were so pop­u­lar he had 100% atten­dance and was com­mend­ed by the Fac­ul­ty Area Man­ag­er for IT and labelled an excep­tion­al teacher’ for help­ing to add val­ue to the stud­ies of his classmates.

The future is yours to shape – are you ready?

Whether you’re con­sid­er­ing an IT course of one of the hun­dreds of oth­er cours­es we offer, there is still time to apply and join us this Sep­tem­ber. What­ev­er you choose, we’re ready and wait­ing to help you take your next steps.

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  • 14th July 2021 (5:42 PM)
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