Category: Learner voices

How FE has transformed the lives of my students

Adam is 26yrs old and started at The Manchester College in 2013, he has kindly sent me this to share. I was born and lived in Spain before coming to the UK and starting my journey through FE and into HE. My original expectations were quite low, as I was extremely nervous, never having been…

How FE influenced my career

FE has really helped shaped my career and I’d recommend it to every young person. When I first started studying at college in Manchester I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to do. I actually vividly remember being at high school and a teacher telling me it was statistically unlikely I’d end up at university…

How FE has transformed the life of Adam Rosenberg

Adam is 26yrs old and started at The Manchester College in 2013, he has kindly sent me this to share. I was born and lived in Spain before coming to the UK and starting my journey through FE and into HE. My original expectations were quite low, as I was extremely nervous, never having been…

Why FE tutors are so important

From a young age, FE was something that I had wanted to pursue. As a child, the job that had always appealed to me was teaching. Throughout all of primary school and high school, teachers were people that I deeply admired and respected. And while that may not have changed, FE opened my eyes to…

College was the best time of my life!

‘Coasting’ was always mentioned while I was at school. Usually at parents evening. I was often told I could do much better, but I was just coasting. Just doing what I needed to do to get by. It was true. I enjoyed school and was always on time, but it wasn’t exciting. I was just…

Course Director

I have been a teacher educator in the lifelong learning sector since 1998, supporting the next generation of FE teachers to improved the life chances of young people and adults. I went to college to study A levels, as my own school didn’t have a sixth form. I have had a career in retailing, and…