• Studied: A-Levels (Economics, Maths & Statistics, Government and Politics)
“My time at Blackburn College has really helped shape my career – the fact that I ended up doing my degrees in two of the subjects I studied at Blackburn, says it all."

“I studied at Blackburn College between 1993 – 1995 and achieved A-Levels in Economics, Maths & Statistics, Government and Politics and As Level Politics.”

“I absolutely enjoyed my time at Blackburn College – it was a very exciting place to be as a young college student. Learning in a diverse college with the responsibility to use your own time wisely was exciting and taught me a lot. It was great to suddenly have freedom after high school’s structured timetable.”

“Since leaving Blackburn College, I have sought the bright lights of the capital and studied Government and Economics at the London School of Economics. I was lucky enough to complete a secondment at the Bank of England which led to a permanent job and a MSc in Economics at the University College London.”

“Almost twenty years later, I have done a range of amazingly interesting jobs in different areas and I’m still at the Bank of England. I am currently Head of Division in the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority with responsibility for supervising over a hundred international banks from over 50 countries which all operate within the UK.”

“A big challenge at the moment is dealing with Brexit. I am also involved in the Bank’s work which focuses on assessing climate-related risks to the financial system. I live in Blackburn and commute every week – crazy I know but there’s no place like home.”

“My time at Blackburn College has really helped shape my career – the fact that I ended up doing my degrees in two of the subjects I studied at Blackburn, says it all. I had great lecturers and they all inspired and challenged me to constantly learn, improve and be curious.”

“Without hesitation, I would recommend Blackburn College. I had a fabulous time and it provided an essential platform for my future studies and career.”