Michelle Priestman - HNC Construction and the Built Environment

  • Studied: HNC Construction and the Built Environment

"As a mature student returning to education I was really looking forward to studying at the University Centre at Blackburn College and being able to use my focused outlook to make changes to my career path.  My fellow students on the HNC programme included a mix of both mature students returning to study and younger students continuing their education straight from college.  This mix brought a really fantastic dynamic to the teaching environment.  In particular I learnt so much from my fellow students as each had different experiences and backgrounds. 

"The mix of learning styles was very enjoyable and I particularly enjoyed the topic on how structures are erected.  When I looked to return to education I considered different institutions and chose the University Centre at Blackburn College as I prefer classroom style learning rather than large lecture theatre style teaching offered at other universities.  This meant that I had more opportunities to have direct support from the tutors.

"I secured a work placement during the summer with Michael Holden Chartered Surveyors in Blackburn and have now achieved a permanent role with them which is a real achievement.  I enjoyed studying so much I have now enrolled onto the BSc (Hons) Construction (Building Surveying) at the University Centre at Blackburn College and have a real passion to succeed in my industry. 

"If anyone is looking to make changes to their future career I would highly recommend studying at the University Centre at Blackburn College.  It is absolutely fantastic!"

""The mix of learning styles was very enjoyable""