Past students at Warrington Collegiate are busy signing up to the newly created alumni community, developing strong links with the college, as well as adding their success story to the website to inspire others.Emma Ratcliffe and Rachel Parsley
After successfully completing a course, students are invited to join the online community and enjoy the rewards of staying in contact with the college.
Warrington Collegiate regularly hears from former students who enthusiastically recall their student days, their achievements and subsequent successful careers.
Students have studied at the college since it began as Warrington School of Art in 1883. Many have gone on to achieve great things, won awards and are enjoying a fantastic career or running a successful business. Now the college has created an Alumni community and wants to hear from former students so their story can be part of the bigger picture that is Warrington Collegiate. Many alumni have already inspired current students in deciding a career and pursuing it, through sharing their expertise and experience.
Principal, Paul Hafren, says “Warrington Collegiate is proud of its students and enjoy hearing about what they have been doing since they left college. Former students will enjoy being part of a diverse community of high achievers connected by a shared experience. The benefits of joining a network of experienced professionals and recent college leavers include networking, professional development, career progression and fun.”
Former accounting student and silver medallist in the World Skills UK winners challenge, finance manager Emma Ratcliffe, is enthusiastic about the initiative “I enjoyed my time at college immensely, I made some close friendships and the tutors were excellent and very supportive. I was priviledged to be asked to take part in the WorldSkills competition and through this I also gained close links with the AAT, most recently volunteering for them at the Skills Show in November 2013, where along with my fellow student Rachel Parsley, we talked to young people about studying for vocational qualifications. During my studies I gained valuable new skills which have increased my earning potential and in fact my salary has risen considerably with my current employer. The Alumni community is an excellent opportunity to keep in touch with fellow students and tutors, and a great opportunity to network and stay in contact with the college now my studies have ended. It would be nice to be able to share my college experiences with potential new students.”
Being part of an Alumni association is a great way of reuniting old friends and sometime their tutors as well. The college is especially keen to hear from students who remember the college in its former days.
Former students of Warrington Collegiate who would like to become one of the growing list of glorious Alumni can click on the link on the college website, www.warrington.ac.uk/college_life/alumni and send in their details.
For more information on Warrington Collegiate visit www.warrington.ac.uk