Level 3 Sport Diploma students have a great career ahead of them – that’s the message that came across loud and clear when former students were invited back to the College to talk to current students.
Ryan Jackson completed his studies at Long Road in May 2011 and is currently studying Sport and Exercise Management at the University of Kent. Ellen Bridges graduated from Long Road a year later and is currently studying Sport and Exercise at the University of Durham. Taylor Allison left Long Road in 2011 and works front of house at Sport and Leisure Management (SLM): Cambourne Fitness and Sports Centre. Peter Reed has just finished a degree at Anglia Ruskin Chelmsford Campus and is currently working as duty manager at Jesus Green swimming pool. Another sport centre duty manager is Tom Guy, who works at Impington Sports Centre.
Sam Spencer works for Premier Sports and coaches in primary schools for them. Sam came along with Gareth Simpson (not an ex-Long Road student), the Premier Sport franchise manager for Cambridgeshire, who took the opportunity to interview our current students for possible future employment. Another Premier Sport manager is Elliott Anderson, who runs the Premier Sport franchise in Huntingdon. Elliott studied both Sport and Business Studies at Long Road and has evidently put this to good use.
Another non-LR former student who spoke to our current students was Hannah Dawson, who has been running the Level 2 Gym Instructors’ course. Hannah runs her own training business so was able to give our students another insight into entrepreneurship.
2010 Long Road graduate Vicky Houchin has been combining work and studying. She works part time at the David Lloyd Centre and commutes to London to study for a degree in Sport. Vicky is planning to set up her own business. Matt Cole, meanwhile, has been working at Cambridge Regional College in the leisure centre, but is about to start a degree in Sport Science at Anglia Ruskin. His ambition is to work in the NHS in a cardiac rehabilitation and prevention programme.
The final ex-Long Road student is about to re-join the College – but this time as a trainee member of staff! Sam Plant has just completed his QTS at the University of Bedford and will be joining us as a newly qualified teacher (NQT).
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