Blackburn’s Richard Fronts Blackburn University Centre TV Advert

Blackburn’s Richard Fronts Blackburn University Centre TV AdvertBlackburn graduate Richard Bulcock plays a starring role in Blackburn University Centre’s new Reinvent Yourself television advert.

Richard, 52, retrained at Blackburn University Centre by studying the BSc (Hons) Construction (Building Surveying) course and has since started working as a Building Surveyor for Cowan & Co Building Consultancy in Euxton.

He shared his positive experience and journey at Blackburn University Centre, which has ultimately led to a step up in his career, to encourage potential students to retrain at the Higher Education provider and ‘reinvent themselves’.

Richard said: “I chose to study my degree at Blackburn University Centre because it is a modern educational establishment and geographically close to where I live. This was ideal as it meant I could condense my course into two days a week and study around my work commitments.

“I felt it was the right time to retrain because my children were older and had left home to go to Universities etc. I had a bit of a lightbulb moment and thought ‘maybe I can do this, maybe I can retrain and get to where I want to be’. Even at my age, I’ve still got a decent career ahead and I wanted to choose the right course to get into the right job.

“I found it so easy to pick up the phone and speak to someone in the Construction department at Blackburn University Centre. They invited me in for a chat and we worked everything out. When I finally got the job I’d trained for it felt great - I was really happy!

“I have enjoyed learning from great tutors who have lots of industry experience. I also enjoyed the smaller class sizes and the productive and supportive student cohort groups.”

He added: “Blackburn University Centre has prepared me for the future by increasing my knowledge in all aspects of Construction including Pathology, Surveying, Contracts, Project Management and Contracts Administration – which are all core skills.

“The tutors were very encouraging and helped me achieve my goals through their supportive nature. They used blended learning where they combined face-to-face and online teaching and pushed us to make the most of the web-based Moodle resources.”

Find out more about Richard’s story and make an application to start a degree at Blackburn University Centre in September 2021.

26 May 2021, 09:20 AM