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Graduate Case Study

Holly Chemistry Teacher Graduate

Holly Millar

Course: Foundation Degree in Medical and Applied Science

Meet recent graduate Holly Miller, who studied the Foundation Degree in Medical and Applied Science at NWRC is now working as a Chemistry teacher at Lisneal College.

Studying at the College opened up so many doors for me and got me to where I am today. The course content is excellent and the staff are second to none.

Previous education before coming to NWRC?

A-Levels in French and Spanish.

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Why did you choose to study Science at NWRC?

I knew I didn’t want to pursue a career with my A-Level subjects, so I decided to go to NWRC to broaden my options.

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Tell us a bit more about your course

I loved my course as it focused mainly on Biology and Chemistry. Throughout the two years I learned skills in research, essay writing, and referencing, which really gave me a head start when I moved on to University. I also had the opportunity to do lots of practical work in the lab, which I really enjoyed!

The support from lecturers was fantastic, and I’d highly recommend the course to anyone interested in science.

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Did you take part in any work experience as part of your course?

In my second year I took part in a work-based learning module, which allowed me the experience of working as a Chemistry technician in a local secondary school. I found this part of the course invaluable in my development as a young scientist.

I learned so much during my time as a lab technician and I enjoyed the experience so much that I decided I would like to pursue a career in Chemistry.

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What did you do after you completed your course?

After graduating from NWRC, I went to Queen’s University Belfast to study a BSc in Chemistry, followed by a PGCE.

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What are you doing now?

I am now working as a full- time Chemistry teacher at Lisneal College.

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