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Graduate Case Study

Holly Chemistry Teacher Graduate holds test tube with red liquid

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 a local secondary school.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


What are you doing now?

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

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