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Will Matthews

BTEC Level 3 in Computing, Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Computing, BSc (Hons) Top-Up in Applied Computing, Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Education)

Will previously studied a BTEC Level 3 in Computing, a Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Computing and a BSc (Hons) Top-Up in Applied Computing programme at the College, before starting on the Post-Graduate Certificate in Education course.

Whilst studying for his degree at the College, Will took on the role of the Higher Education Student Governor, which gave him an insight into the ‘behind the scenes’ of how the College runs and a platform to express student concerns and feedback to the Board of Governors.

Why did you choose to study at Selby College?

I had a great experience with the College based on the previous courses I’ve studied, so this was one of the biggest factors when it came to choosing where to study for my Post-Graduate Certificate in Education. The small-class-sizes, access to resources and personal development plan opportunities available were also a deciding factor.

The tutors I have had throughout my time at the College have always been incredibly supportive and helpful, including Andy Kennedy, Andy Brown, Gabriel Horgan, Helen Clarke and Thomas Gabriel.

The ITE bursary which meant that I had the financial stability to explore avenues for additional training, whilst gaining valuable classroom experience as a College IT tutor.

What do you enjoy the most about your course?

Being able to collaborate and share ideas with others, as well as having the opportunity to reflect on my own practice.

That is why I really enjoyed the ‘Micro-Teach’ assignment as I was able to learn about different subjects from different tutors, as well as share my own my own knowledge with the group. It also enabled me to pick up on teaching ideas and strategies from others in my class.

What is your dream job/career?

I hope to one day become a Principal or Chief Executive Officer of an Education Institution.