Prior Pursglove STEM students go on to remarkable things after leaving the college

Previous Prior Pursglove students bring us up to date on their latest achievements




Former student-turned-teacher, Lucy (Image: Prior Pursglove College)

Lucy studied chemistry, maths and physics at Prior Pursglove. Remembering her experience at the college, she said: “It was as a student at Prior Pursglove College that I first found my love of physics. I was inspired to therefore study physics at degree level and went on to gain my masters.

“While at university, I had a part-time job tutoring A-level physics students. It was this job that motivated me to pursue a career in teaching. Once I had completed the masters, I trained to teach and as luck would have it, a few years down the line I got a job teaching A-level physics at the very college I attended!”


Priya recalls how her teachers helped with her studies massively (Image: Prior Pursglove College)

During her time at Prior Pursglove College, Priya studied biology, chemistry and maths. Reflecting on her time as a student there, she said: “Initially college was quite a tough time for me because I studied in Tamil medium in Sri Lanka, whereas in the UK, I had to learn everything in English. However, my college teachers helped me through my studies in PPC. I will never forget that time in my life. My words cannot express my gratitude towards my teachers.

“I studied at Plovdiv Medical University in Bulgaria and completed my MD (masters in medicine), qualifying as a doctor. I am currently working with the British government in one of the British territories called Diego Garcia.”


More to explore at Prior Pursglove

For all its STEM students, Prior Pursglove College has dedicated support for those who are interested in carrying on to have a fulfilling career in the STEM industry.

The High Flyers Programme is just one example of how the college supports its STEM students. The programme aims to support students on their journey, by helping them take part in additional qualifications, gaining relevant work experience, and encouraging them to take part in activities that will enhance their application such as the Maths Challenge, Royal Society of Chemistry Olympiad, Biology Olympiad, MediLink, STEM events and other enrichment activities.

The college is hosting an open event on Wednesday, March 29 from 5pm – 7pm. The open event is a brilliant opportunity to find out about the wide range of courses on offer, speak to staff for expert careers advice and guidance, as well as view the fantastic facilities and tour the campus.

To find out more about STEM subjects and to explore the open event details, visit the Prior Pursglove College website here.

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