Class of 2015

Class of 2015

Every year City and Islington College welcomes thousands of students to its five diverse campuses to study courses from GCSEs to A Levels to foundation degrees. The students featured in the Class of 2015 represent a small portion of the bold ambitions that are achieved each year. We hope their examples inspire you to achieve your ambitions with us in 2015/16.

Brandy Mongoy

Studied: A Levels in History, English Literature and Psychology

Destination: University of Sheffield to study an LLB in Criminology and Law

 I have loved studying Psychology and my ambition for the future is to become a barrister. Due to my childhood, I am passionate about justice and my teachers have fuelled my drive to use my skills to make a safer and fairer society.”

Read Brandy's story

Heather Cant

Studied: A Levels in English Language and Literature, Creative Writing and Spanish

Destination: Oxford University to study English and Spanish

 I am so happy to have received my results and to be progressing to one of the top universities in the world. I have really enjoyed studying languages at the College, and the careers service and Oxbridge Prospects have provided me with so much support to achieve my goal.”

Read about Heather's story in the Evening Standard and Haringey Independent

Victor Howard

Studied:  International Relations and Politics – Access to Higher Education Diploma

Destination: BSc in International Relations at the London School of Economics

 At school we were just talked at, but studying Access we have discussions and debates on topics such as the US and China’s tense relationship, the Israel Palestine conflict and the Vietnam War.”

Read Victor's story

Duncan Matthews

Studied: Apprenticeship in Business Administration

Destination: Intends to work in the NHS in legal services

 Now I am working in the NHS, earning and learning and have experience to put on my CV such as project management and public speaking. I am now a massive advocate for apprenticeships and work based learning."

Read Duncan's story

Louisa Wilson

Studied: Medicine and Medical Bioscience - Access to Higher Education Diploma

Destination: Applied Medical Science at University College London

 I was pushed away from science in places I had studied before, but studying at City and Islington gave me the belief, direction and support to achieve what I have.”

Read Louisa's story

Emmanuel Egbuniwe

Studied: Extended Diploma in Engineering

Destination: BEng in Biomedical Engineering at University College London (UCL)  

 I have gained an ocean of knowledge studying here. The world we live in is built upon STEM subjects and there are various disciplines and routes you can take at the College.” 

Read Emmanuel's story

Ha Ly

Studied: Achieved 4 A* in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Further Maths

Destination:  Cambridge University to study Medicine

 The best things about my course were the demonstrations and practical sessions – they were really fun. My teachers have taught me so well and I would highly recommend them to any new student." 

Read Ha's story

Preslav Tonkov

Studied: A Levels in Politics, Geography and History

Destination: London School of Economics to study International Relations and History

 If you want to go to a top university and tell the College of your ambition, I promise you - they will get you there!"

Anabel Pepscu Saelo

Studied: Textiles with Fashion Pathway - Foundation Diploma Art and Design

Destination: London College of Fashion

 I feel I have improved so much and the environment at the College has been perfect for me to grow as an artist and a person.”

Read Anabel's story

Marc Evans

Studied: Youth Development and Health and Social Care

Destination: BA Honours degree in Social Pedagogy, Education and Youth Practice at Canterbury Christ Church University

 I want to make a difference and to help improve the life chances of young people"

Read Marc's story

Nathan Watt

Studied: Foundation Degree in Personal Training and Fitness Consultancy 

Destination: Won scholarship to teach and learn at the Michael Johnson Performance camp in Texas, USA

 The experience has been brilliant, and I could not have done any of it without the course and my tutor at the College. If you are passionate about personal training and fitness then this is an ideal route for you to take."

Read Nathan's story

Edith Ault

Studied:  Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 

Destination: Communication Design at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art (GSA)

 Before I enrolled on the course my outlook was narrow, but straight away my teachers encouraged me to try and explore techniques and approaches which I was not comfortable with which has really helped my development”

Read Edith's story

Dishane Edwards

Studied: A Levels in Art and Design, Geography and Sociology

Destination: Higher Apprenticeship with Tesco’s

 I knew quite early on studying A Levels that university would not be for me. The careers team at the College really helped me out and provided me with a lot of guidance.”

Read Dishane's story

Bonnie Ritchie

Studied: Humanities and Social Science - Access to Higher Education Diploma 

Destination: LLB (Hons) Law at the University of Law

 Being able to gain a place at a reputable university like The University of Law makes all the hard work worthwhile. I still cannot believe I’m finally going to university.”

Read Bonnie's story

Ridwanul Islam

Studied: A Levels in Maths, Physics and Chemistry

Destination: University College London to study Mechanical Engineering

 The Sixth Form College is amazing. I have had so much support and my ambition for the future is to be an engineer."

Hamisha Salih

Studied: A*AA in Biology, Chemistry and Maths

Destination:  University of Liverpool to study Medicine

 The Careers team arranged for me to gain experience in hospitals. This was special because I had not done it before and it has really shaped where I want go." 

Read about Hamisha's story in the Evening Standard

Thijay Sumoreeah

Studied: Extended Diploma in Engineering

Destination: Kingston University to study Aerospace Engineering

 On my course I have really enjoyed putting the theory we learn in to practice. The facilities at the Centre are fantastic and there are brand new workshops where we can use industry standard laser machines, computers and 3D printers.”

Read Thijay's story

Ana Escudero

Studied: A Levels in Media, Spanish and Drama

Destination: University of Nottingham to study Spanish and International Media with Communications

 Studying at this College has been amazing. The teachers are so supportive, I am so pleased with my results and cannot wait to go to university."

Andrew Reedie

Studied: Teaching – Access to Higher Education Diploma 

Destination: Roehampton University to study a degree in Teaching.

 As soon as I started the course I was treated with respect and like an adult. My teachers planned their lessons well and have been very supportive.”

Read Andrew's story

Terrie Gemal

Studied: Health and Human Sciences  - Access to Higher Education Diploma

Destination: King’s College London to study Adult Nursing

 I cannot put in to words what it means to me to be offered these places, save that I feel that I have finally done it, finally made it.”

Read Terrie's story

Amber Munir

Studied: Functional Skills in IT and she achieved A*A for GCSE Maths and English

Destination: Has secured a job working in payroll at Islington Council

 I am very pround to receive this award. The College has helped me to take the right courses to get on to the career ladder and I am really looking forward to the future."

Read Amber's story

Inspired? Choose a course to study with us today and achieve your ambition. 

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