‘North West Regional College helped me realise university is possible without A-Levels’
Adam Meehan is hoping to attend university in September and come a paramedic. Here's how North West Regional College (NWRC) Open Day sent him on the path to success.
Health Sciences student Adam Meehan has told the Coleraine Times that attending NWRC Open Day in 2017 helped him decide studying for the Level Three Extended Diploma was the best course to take to become paramedic.
Adam (18) is now in the final year of his course, and has accepted a conditional offer at the University of Portsmouth to study Paramedic Science in September 2019.
“At the Open Day I developed a whole different positive opinion of NWRC from what I had previously heard from peers and school teachers,’’ Adam reveals.
“This college has so much to offer, from hundreds of courses, the amazing Careers Academy, state of the art Learning Resource Centre (LRC)/Library and much more.
“I have loved every minute of this course, from going on hospital placements to doing interesting units.’’
Adam continues: ‘’I would highly recommend attending a North West Regional College Open Day as it gives you a great insight of what the college has to offer.
“Studying at North West Regional College was a much better alternative than doing A-levels and this was backed up by universities I contacted.’’
Adam adds: “This is a highly desirable qualification, I received five university interviews this year and have accepted a conditional offer at University of Portsmouth to study Paramedic Science and I hope to move away and start in September 2019.’’
North West Regional College is holding Open Days at the main campuses in Strabane, Londonderry, and Limavady on February, 26, 27 and 28.
A spokesperson from the college explained: ‘’We will also hold a Saturday Open Day at Strand Road on March 2 from 10am until 2pm.
‘’Our Open Days are a fantastic opportunity to discover more about the huge range of full and part time courses available.
‘’At our Strand Road campus on February 27, visitors can take part in a series of workshops in Textiles, Graphics and Fine Art at our Art and Design Department; learn Practical Anatomy with the Care and Health team; and watch our Mechanical and Electrical Engineering displays.
‘’Or why not have a go at some creative activities with our Early Years department; and enjoy some treatments at our Beauty Therapy department?
‘’We also have lots more of exciting offers available to check out on our Open days, so why not come along and find out more on the day.’’
A number of the North West’s top employers from Trades and Apprenticeships will exhibit on Open Day at the North West Regional College Campus in Springtown to provide details of current job and training opportunities.
NWRC offers a huge number of courses ranging from Care and Health, Apprenticeships and Traineeships, Art and Design; Administration; Business; Construction and the Built Environment; Engineering; Hospitality and Catering; Media, Multimedia and Journalism; Music; Performing Arts; Science; Sport and Leisure, Travel and Tourism; Computing and I.T., Early Years, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, and Adult Learning.
For a more information on full and part time courses, visit the NWRC website at www.nwrc.ac.uk.
For more information on the NWRC Open Days, those interested in attending NWRC are encouraged to log on to www.nwrc.ac.uk/opendays where you can register your attendance for a chance to win an Amazon Echo Dot.