Alumni stories

Aaron Dunne
Laboratory Technician
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Aaron Dunne
Laboratory Technician

Education

  • The Toynbee School
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2009- 2011 | sports courses
  • University of Chichester: BSc in sports coaching science.

Personal achievements:

  • Getting an internship as a research assistant in a nutritional research project for the University of Chichester
  • Studying a part-time masters degree in sport and exercise physiology alongside work.

Advice for students:

"It‘s important to network and build relationships with people, as this can double the opportunities for your career. Always look to impress!"
Abbie Bartley
PGCE Student
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Abbie Bartley
PGCE Student

Education

  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2011 – 2014 | performing arts and law
  • The University of Winchester | BA (Hons) drama and educational studies.

Professional achievements:

  • Worked with practitioners and groups including Cecily O'Neill, Brian Woolland, Big Brum Theatre Company and Scamp Theatre Company.

Advice for students:

"Get involved in the enrichment activities! My experience participating in Rock Challenge helped me gain a place on my teacher training programme. The tutors at Richard Taunton are very experienced and knowledgeable, so listen to them when it comes to making choices about your future. My drama and dance teachers sparked my passion for teaching and helped me realise that I wanted to do it as a profession."
Adam Carley
Senior Design and Print Manager
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Adam Carley
Senior Design and Print Manager

Education

  • Upper Shirley High School
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2004 - 2007 | film, media and photography courses
  • Staffordshire University | BSc in Film Production Technology.

Professional achievements:

  • Founding a successful design company
  • Producing design and branding work for multiple charity retail outlets across the south coast.
  • Having my design work published internationally.

Advice for students:

"Use your time at college to expand and explore your creativity, anything you want to do is possible."
Andy Ojelade
Athletic Director
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Andy Ojelade
Athletic Director

Education

  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 1986-1989 | business, comms & sports courses
  • Brunel University: BSc in sports science and education.

Personal achievements:

  • Working in education in three different countries: England, USA and Spain
  • Performing as a DJ for six years.

Advice for students:

"Be resilient and continually set goals. Try to identify your passions in life and find pursuits that give you purpose. Don't set limits for yourself and remember that you don't have to follow the same path as everyone else. Good luck!"
Andy Wareham
Composer
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Andy Wareham
Composer

Education

  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2011 – 2013 | music, music technology, physics and maths
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama | brass band conducting.

Professional achievements:

  • Featured regularly as a trumpet player on BBC Radio, most recently with ‘Johnny Cage and the Voodoo Groove’ and ‘Jac Mac’s Funk Pack’
  • Won the Vivendi Student Composition Award (2012)
  • Won best student composition in the University Brass Brand Championships of Great Britain (2016)
  • Won the Cory Band Composition Prize (2017)
  • Worked with the City of Cardiff Brass Band Organisation, The Rogerstone Community Band and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Advice for students:

"Whatever it is you want to do in life, push yourself to fill your time with whatever will help you to achieve it!"
Annette Neto
PR Executive
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Annette Neto
PR Executive

Education

  • The Romsey School
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2008-2010 | International Baccalaureate studying English, psychology, history, maths, French & biology
  • University of Gloucestershire: BA (Hons) in English literature
  • University of Gloucestershire: MA in journalism.

Personal achievements:

  • Completing a masters degree with no funding - it can be done!
  • Transitioning from journalism into a career in PR, using skills I gained along the way.

Advice for students:

"Do not limit yourself to one job when studying. I wanted to be an English teacher when I left college, now I’m working in a creative PR agency in London in fitness and health! There really isn’t ‘one thing’ you can do with your qualifications – be fluid and try lots of different things, you’ll surprise yourself at how versatile your education and skill set really is!"
April Hodge
Design Director
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April Hodge
Design Director

Education

  • Oaklands Community School
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2005 - 2007 | media and photography courses
  • Southampton Solent University | BSc (Hons) in website design and internet technology.

Professional achievements:

  • Founding my own website design company within six months of graduating from university
  • Running a successful company for six years.

Advice for students:

"Embrace and enjoy your time at college. Work hard, help others and relish in the collaborative team spirit of eventual success."
Autumn Jerrard
Network Administrator & Support Officer
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Autumn Jerrard
Network Administrator & Support Officer

Education

  • Upper Shirley High School
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2013- 2015 | business course.

Personal achievement:

  • Getting a job with the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

Advice for students:

"Take advantage of the careers support and guidance offered at college, as there are other routes into exciting careers outside of going to university."
Bethany Martin
Gymnastics Coach
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Bethany Martin
Gymnastics Coach

Education

  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2009 – 2011 | sports courses and art
  • Solent University | BA (Hons) in sport coaching and development
  • Solent University | MSc in athletic development and peak performance.

Professional achievements:

  • Representing GBR at various international competitions, including European Championships and the World Championships in Mexico in 2014
  • Setting up my own Aerobic Gymnastics Club and training young gymnasts.

Advice for students:

"Get stuck in, concentrate and work hard, because time flies by!"
Charlie Anderson
MBA Student
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Charlie Anderson
MBA Student

Education

  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2007 – 2011 | Sports
  • Lynn University, Florida | MBA in international business and marketing.

Professional achievements:

  • Won two NJCAA division three conference, regional and national championships
  • Won the NCAA division two Sunshine State conference, conference tournament and national championship.

Advice for students:

"Don’t ever be afraid to follow your dreams. When someone tells you your education is important, believe them. It was because of my education that I was able to have such success during my time living in America."
Christopher Hewitt
Actor
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Christopher Hewitt
Actor

Education

  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2011 – 2013 | musical theatre course
  • The Urdang Academy | BA (Hons) professional musical theatre and dance.

Professional achievements:

  • Played the lead role of 'Man in Chair' in The Drowsy Chaperone (Pleasence Theatre, London)
  • Part of the UK premiere and original cast of the Broadway production of Disaster! the Musical (Charing Cross Theatre, London)
  • Filmed 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 2' with Eddie Redmayne and Johnny Depp.

Advice for students:

"Never give up! If you know that you want a career in performing arts it is so important to never lose sight of why you love it. The business is hard and often challenging but believe in yourself, be determined, keep training and developing your craft and to try to make yourself the most versatile performer you can possibly be. You can always be better and make improvements in some way!"
Claire Merritt
Solicitor
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Claire Merritt
Solicitor

Education

  • Regents Park Community College
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 1999-2001 | theatre studies, maths, history & chemistry
  • University of Southampton: LLB in law
  • University of Law Guildford: legal practice.

Personal achievements:

  • Qualifying as a solicitor in 2009
  • Becoming a governor of Richard Taunton Sixth Form College in 2012
  • Being promoted to the role of ‘Partner’ in 2018.

Advice for students:

"Pursue your passions. I loved theatre studies and the skills I gained from it, such as public speaking and communication skills, I use every day!"
Craig Lawton
Conductor
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Craig Lawton
Conductor

Education

  • Upper Shirley High School
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2001-2003 | music, music technology, English language & literature, film studies & critical thinking
  • University of Southampton: BA (Hons) in music.

Professional achievements:

  • Professional conducting debut with the Ostfold Symphony Orchestra in Norway
  • Conducting in France, Berlin, Bulgaria and most recently in Milan with the Charity Symphony Orchestra
  • Three major projects fundraising for Comic Relief at the Turner Sims; Haydathon (2009), Beethovathon (2015) and Orchestral Decathlon (2017), raising over £10,000.

Advice for students:

"Don't let anything get in the way of achieving your goals. If an opportunity doesn't exist, create one for yourself."
Daisy Wheeller
Actor & Singer
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Daisy Wheeller
Actor & Singer

Education

  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2010 – 2012 | musical theatre, popular music, and psychology courses
  • Performance Preparation Academy | Diploma in musical theatre.

Professional achievements:

  • Secured a job at AIDA Cruise Lines as a lead vocalist
  • Worked in Fringe Theatre, pantomime and as a production vocalist overseas.

Advice for students:

"Instead of making long-term plans, have short-term, achievable goals because life always manages to take you in different directions. Jump in and enjoy the ride!"
Dan Mew
Company Director
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Dan Mew
Company Director

Education

  • Upper Shirley High School
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2004-2006 | business studies, media studies & German.

Professional achievements:

  • Starting up the travel company African Adventures, which Is now 10 years old and has organised trips for more than 5,000 volunteers!
  • Winning the Rising Star Award in 2015 and tbeing runner-up for ‘Outstanding Volunteer Project’ at the Global Travel Awards
  • Our charity, African Adventures Foundation, has raised over £400,000 for good causes in Africa and African Adventures has helped raise over £300,000 for UK charities running trips with us.

Advice for students:

"Find your passion and then find a way to make a living out of it."
Dr Christopher Tarrant
Lecturer
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Dr Christopher Tarrant
Lecturer

Education

  • The Romsey School
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2002-2004 | music, economics, physics, history & music technology
  • University of Oxford: BA Hons in music
  • Royal Holloway, University of London: MMus, PhD.

Professional achievements:

  • Publishing in academic journals and books, including Music & Letters, the International Journal of Žižek Studies and the Danish Yearbook of Musicology
  • Lecturing at the Barbican Centre in London and the Nordic Embassy in Berlin
  • Winning the conference prize for graduate students at the Society for Music Analysis.

Advice for students:

"Success in academia is as much about persistence as it is about hard work and talent. Get advice from experienced people and take what they say seriously. Work hard; be good; and above all, grow a thick skin."
Emma Henley
Digital Consultant
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Emma Henley
Digital Consultant

Education

  • Regents Park Community College
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2007-2009 | theatre, design & media
  • University of Westminster: BA (Hons) in graphic information design.

Professional achievements:

  • Securing a role at the consultancy firm Capco, based in Hong Kong
  • Winning the award for 'quality and service' during my role as Digital Communications Manager for a London based agency
  • Launching my first freelance web design and branding project.

Advice for students:

"Experiment, take risks and push yourself. Don't be afraid to take a piece of work or project and flip it on its head."
Emmanuel Robert Owusu-Afram
Photographer
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Emmanuel Robert Owusu-Afram
Photographer

Education

  • St. George's Catholic College
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2010-2013 | art & media
  • Falmouth University: BA (Hons) in fashion photography
  • University for the Creative Arts, Epsom: BA (Hons) in fashion promotion & imaging.

Professional achievements:

  • Shooting for Hunger Magazine and at Fashion Week in London, Paris and New York
  • Working with celebrities such as Heidi Klum, Rita Ora, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Joe Cole, Liv Tyler and Pamela Anderson.

Advice for students:

"Pick up new skills wherever you can. Performing in Hairspray developed my confidence and performance skills, which I used to deliver workshops, mentor junior photographers and even for interviews!"
Hannah Parker
Doctor
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Hannah Parker
Doctor

Education

  • Regents Park Community College
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2009 – 2011 | maths, French, English literature, biology, chemistry and psychology
  • Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry | MBBS Medicine
  • The London School of Medicine and Dentistry | BSc medical education.

Professional achievements:

  • Presented medical research at AMEE international medical education conference and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Volunteered as a Doctor for six weeks in Tanzania
  • Attended a ceremony at St James’ Palace to receive the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award.
  • Invited to a garden party at Buckingham Palace for commitment to volunteering as a Scout leader.

Advice for students:

"Make the most of the opportunities that you are offered, but also take the initiative to find your own unique experiences to help you get where you want to go. Also find some study buddies and revise together. You can teach each other topics and then have some social time together afterwards as a well-deserved break from revision."
James Ferrier
Pilot
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James Ferrier
Pilot

Education

  • Noadswood School
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2014 – 2016 | maths, physics and football.

Personal achievement:

  • Being accepted as a trainee pilot with Easyjet.

Advice for students:

"Follow what you want to do. Nothing that is worth doing comes without hard work and sacrifice, but don't forget to have fun!"
Katie Downer
Project Manager
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Katie Downer
Project Manager

Education:

  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2012 – 2014 | performing arts and music courses
  • University of Winchester | BA (Hons) performing arts.

Professional achievements:

  • Project managed an art project (predominantly performed in Winchester Cathedral) for the University of Winchester
  • Train choirs (generally gospel music) at various youth theatres in the south of England
  • Freelance musician for musical theatre shows
  • Worked for the lead vocalist on the latest Jay-Z album and for Zazu from The Lion King (West End).

Advice for students:

"Learn what you do better than anyone else and use it to your advantage. Make sure your skills and passion shine through!"
Kimberley Collins
Trainee Paramedic
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Kimberley Collins
Trainee Paramedic

Education

  • Applemore College
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2014-2016 | applied science, maths, psychology & dance
  • Anglia Ruskin University: BSc (Hons) in paramedic science.

Professional achievements:

  • Training with the London Ambulance Service
  • Being interviewed on a BBC radio show about current paramedic training and issues in recent news surrounding paramedics.

Advice for students:

"Whatever you want to achieve in life, don’t let anything hold you back! Be determined, be passionate and most of all enjoy every second of your journey to fulfil your dreams!"
Lance Davis
Trainee Solicitor
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Lance Davis
Trainee Solicitor

Education

  • Redbridge Community School
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2008- 2010 | psychology, law and media
  • Univeristy of Portsmouth | LLB (Hons) in law
  • Bournemouth University: Postgraduate diploma in professional legal practice.

Personal achievement:

  • Gaining my qualification as a solicitor with Blake Morgan LLP, one of the top 50 law firms in the UK.

Advice for students:

"Hard work and determination is key! It really does pay off to be organised and to plan ahead, and remember to listen to the advice of your tutor and teachers."
Lauren Barrett
Learning Support Assistant
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Lauren Barrett
Learning Support Assistant

Education

  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2011 – 2013 | health & social care, English, psychology and sociology
  • University of Brighton | BA (Hons) in education

Personal achievement:

  • Securing a place at Cardiff Metropolitan University to study a PGCE

Advice for students:

"Choose subjects you enjoy and take part in the enrichment opportunities that RTSFC offers. Many of the opportunities have stuck with me; from example, experiencing different cultures volunteering in Africa and rehearsing and performing against other colleges in Rock Challenge. These experiences shaped my time at Richard Taunton and also helped me with getting into university. Around exam time my advice would be to try your best but not to put pressure on yourself, and to make the most of the support offered from tutors."
Leah Powell
Archaeologist
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Leah Powell
Archaeologist

Education

  • Regents Park Community College
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2009-2011 | history, psychology, biology, world literature, Italian & maths
  • University of Bristol: BA (Hons) in archaeology & anthropology
  • University of Cambridge: MPhil in European prehistory
  • Leiden University: PhD.

Professional achievements:

  • Winning the ‘Independent Project Prize’ at the University of Bristol for best undergraduate dissertation
  • Publishing journalistic articles in online archaeology magazines Past Horizons and Popular Archaeology
  • Presenting independent research at international archaeology conferences.

Advice for students:

"Take a moment and think about your goals for after college; then visualise yourself claiming that prize. Now hold on to that image and get excited about it!"
Leo Meredith
Contemporary Dance & Ballet Specialist
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Leo Meredith
Contemporary Dance & Ballet Specialist

Education

  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2012 – 2014 | dance and performing arts courses
  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Professional achievements:

  • Contemporary Dance and Ballet Specialist at Theatre For Life
  • Freelance dance artist
  • Emily May Dance Theatre project
  • Performed at the Breaking Boundaries Festival
  • Performed in the Rosie Kay Dance Company curtain raiser for 5 Soldiers
  • Performed in the New Adventures curtain raiser for The Red Shoes
  • Worked with Joli Vyann (hydc), Zoi Dimitriou (Laban), Lizzi Kew-Ross ('Some Go'- Laban) and Marina Collard ('Why I'm Not Talking'- Laban).

Advice for students:

“Know your learning style (are you more of a visual dancer or a visceral dancer). Always try as much as possible to get out of your comfort zone and experience a new way of moving/learning.”
Liam Hunter
Pupil Barrister
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Liam Hunter
Pupil Barrister

Education

  • Applemore College
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2008-2010 | International Baccalaureate (chemistry, psychology, English, maths, French & drama)
  • University of Aberystwyth: Bachelor of law (Hons)
  • BPP Law School, London: bar professional training course.

Professional achievements:

  • Awarded two scholarships by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple to attend law school
  • Won the Peter Rawlinson Memorial Prize for Advocacy 2014
  • Secured pupillage training with the Crown Prosecution Service.

Advice for students:

"Be stubborn, be persistent, be passionate and all that hard work will pay off in the long run."
Lucy Anderson
Paramedic
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Lucy Anderson
Paramedic

Education

  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2011 – 2013 | music, biology, maths and chemistry courses
  • University of Brighton | BSc (Hons) in paramedic practice.

Professional achievements:

  • Qualifying as a paramedic
  • Securing a job with the South East Coast Ambulance Service.

Advice for students:

"Enjoy college, it's so much better than secondary school! Achieve the best grades possible as this will open doors for you in the future. Aim for a job/career that you want, not what someone else wants you to do. You are the one that has to do the job after all!"
Luke Baker
Media Sales Support
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Luke Baker
Media Sales Support

Education

  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2010 – 2013 | English, Italian, French and business courses
  • First class BA Hons in Italian and management studies.

Professional achievements:

  • Secured a job at an international print media firm providing multi-lingual sales support to Italian partner companies
  • Produced and directed eight shows at university. The two shows that took place in a 500-seat West End theatre both won awards
  • Travel Editor for the university magazine.

Advice for students:

"Plan your time carefully so that you can be as productive as possible and keep on track with your studies."
Luke Newman
CEO
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Luke Newman
CEO

Education

  • Oaklands Community School
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2010 – 2013 | sports and maths courses.

Professional achievements:

  • Building Testlands to a multi functional organising that serves the community on many levels
  • Setting up our registered charity to help and support people in need across Southampton.

Advice for students:

"Life is all about choices. Have your moral compass in the right direction and your choices will help create an enjoyable and successful journey."
Manisha Kumar
International News Anchor
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Manisha Kumar
International News Anchor

Education

  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 1992- 1994 | French, biology, history and economics
  • University of Oxford | BA (Hons) in philosophy, politics and economics.

Professional achievements:

  • Presenting for BBC News, in New York and London, from 2001-2008
  • Winner of Summerson Goodacre & Daily Telegraph Industry Commentator of the Year in 2007
  • Nominated for two awards for achievement under the age of 30.

Advice for students:

"WORK HARD now, so that you can enjoy yourself later! Keep your eyes open for opportunity. Stay humble, stay grateful and keep on moving."
Matthew L Simpson
Database Engineer
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Matthew L Simpson
Database Engineer

Education

  • Wyvern Technology College
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2010-2012 | maths, physics & English
  • Queen Mary University of London: foundation degree in physics
  • Apprenticeship in Microsoft Dynamic engineering.

Personal achievements:

  • Getting status as a Microsoft certified professional and getting a 2:1 in my foundation degree
  • Signing with international record label CRL Studios under my artist name, Biomechanimal
  • Performing music all over the world, including Sydney, Australia.

Advice for students:

"Marry your interests with your career choices as both can survive together if you play it smart. My creativity in music fuels my problem solving during my IT engineering, while my attention to detail in my everyday work is mirrored in my attention to detail in sound design."
Natalie Rudland
Assistant Music Promoter
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Natalie Rudland
Assistant Music Promoter

Education

  • Sholing Technology College
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2008- 2010 | performing arts and music performance
  • Buckinghamshire New University | BA (Hons) in music and live events management.

Professional achievements:

  • Working in the live music industry for the last 4 years (previously at William Morris Endeavour as a trainee music agent)
  • Working on some of the biggest music festivals and tours in the UK
  • Helping to build the careers of some of my favourite artists.

Advice for students:

"Find what you love and fight for it. Never let anyone tell you that you can't or won't make it. Perfect your interviewing skills , and don't be afraid to ask questions."
Phil Grant
Primary School Teacher
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Phil Grant
Primary School Teacher

Education

  • Oaklands Community School
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 1990 - 1993 | art and communications courses
  • University of Winchester | BA (Hons) in education.

Professional achievements:

  • Leading a year group of 90 children
  • Becoming a school improvement team leader.

Advice for students:

"Find something you love and go for it. If you try your hardest then the sky is the limit!"
Rosie Large
Emergency Care Assistant
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Rosie Large
Emergency Care Assistant

Education

  • Waingels College
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2007- 2009 | sports courses
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2016 | level 2 English.

Personal achievement:

  • Progressing in my career with the South Central Ambulance Service

Advice for students:

"Never give up. If there's something you want, and you want it badly enough, then you'll work out a way of getting it! It sounds like a cliché, I know, but it's true. I came back to education as an adult and I really enjoyed it."
Sara Shipway
Manager & Dispensing Optician
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Sara Shipway
Manager & Dispensing Optician

Education

  • The Toynbee School
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2000- 2002 | classical civilisation, business, art and media
  • City and Islington College | FBDO for ophthalmic and dispensing optics.

Professional achievements:

  • Managing a branch of Rawlings Opticians since 2015
  • Growing the company through my involvement in marketing.

Advice for students:

"You don't have to go to university to be successful. The best thing you can do is to follow your heart and be passionate about what you are going to do, whether or not university is the route for you."
Sophie Ellis
Cyber Security Apprentice
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Sophie Ellis
Cyber Security Apprentice

Education

  • Wyvern Technology College
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2015-2017 | maths and IT courses
  • Apprenticeship in cyber security with QA Ltd.

Personal achievement:

  • Securing an apprenticeship with the communications company Arqiva.

Advice for students:

"Make sure you stay organised; not only will it help with your college work but it will benefit you in the future. Also, keep in mind that college is over before you know it, so take every opportunity that’s offered to you. But most importantly enjoy it!"
Thomas Bower
Clinical Research Co-ordinator
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Thomas Bower
Clinical Research Co-ordinator

Education

  • Upper Shirley High School
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2008-2011 | biology, chemistry, use of maths & sport
  • University of Surrey: BSc (Hons) in biochemistry.

Personal achievements:

  • Under 16 England cap for basketball and Hampshire Youth Games champion in table tennis
  • Winning the Richard Taunton Science Award in 2011
  • Training in neuropharmacology in Barcelona
  • Getting nominated for a CRN Wessex Award as a Clinical Trials Assistant.

Advice for students:

"My top tip for doing well in exams is to utilise past papers. Good luck and just remember that life is what you make of it."
Vesi Kovacheva
Cabin Crew
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Vesi Kovacheva
Cabin Crew

Education

  • Regents Park Community College
  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2006-2008 | maths, photography, product design & digital media
  • University of Gloucestershire: BA in fine art photography.

Professional achievements:

  • Travelling the Carribean Islands as a professional photographer onboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships
  • Lecturing in photography at college level.

Advice for students:

"Never settle. If you are not happy with where you are, make a change and find a place that challenges you daily. Travel and experience everything until you find a job that you enjoy with people who make every day fun."
Will Anderson
Recording Engineer
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Will Anderson
Recording Engineer

Education

  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 2009 – 2011 | maths, physics and music courses.
  • University of Surrey | music and sound recording (Tonmeister).

Professional achievements:

  • Won the Dave Fisher Classical Recording Prize in 2015
  • Worked with some major classical artists including Dmitri Alexeev, Davitt Moroney, Emma Johnson, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Advice for students:

"Grab every opportunity offered to you at Richard Taunton Sixth form! Working hard academically goes without saying, but don't forget to jump at the other chances offered at college."