Success stories

Jess Christian Success Story

Jess Christian

Studying music is an expressive and creative pathway, and for music student, Jess Christian, it is an area she is extremely passionate about.
After completing her GCSE's, Jess knew she was ready to move away from the traditional high school environ…

Connor Prescott Success Story

Connor Prescott

Passionate sportsman, Connor Prescott, began his studies at UCM with the Level 2 Sports Industry Skills course, and has now progressed to graduate from the Sports Coaching Degree Programme, with his sights set on coaching in the states one day.


Daryl Holden Success Story

Daryl Holden

For Daryl Holden, studying Horticulture (Level 3) at University College Isle of Man (UCM), provided him with an opportunity to completely change his career path, and begin working outdoors, in an environment which suited his hands-on and creative ski…


Lisa Osborn

When mature student, Lisa Osborn, decided to return to education and study BSc Cybersecurity locally at University College Isle of Man (UCM), with no previous computing background, she never expected to be graduating top of her class, with first-clas…

Marion Forest

Marion Forrest

When Marion Forrest joined the Drawing & Painting leisure course at University College Isle of Man (UCM), she would never have imagined that she would one day collaborate with fellow students to write and illustrate a book!


Seven years ago, Mar…


Callum Staley

For Callum Staley, the flexibility of studying the BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree at University College Isle of Man (UCM) whilst continuing to run his videography, photography and web design business, was an important factor which encouraged him …


Shannen Samuel

When Shannen Samuel began studying the Foundation degree in Art & Design at University College Isle of Man (UCM), she never expected that one day, her creative talents and passion for fashion, would lead her to the New York Fashion Week runway, a…

Hannah Clinton

Hannah Clinton

For Hannah Clinton, expressing her creativity through art, is something which has always greatly interested her. The opportunity to utilise her artistic passion by studying BA (Hons) Visual Communications through Digital Media whilst remaining on isl…

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Savannha Gunnell


Savannha Gunnell, an engineering student at University College Isle of Man (UCM), is leading the way for young, female engineers in a vocational field that is often popular among men. Currently working at RLC-Ronaldsway, Savannha aspires to develop…

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Tina Kearsley

Tina Kearsley has always been interested to know more about children’s development and how they learn and progress. She studied the Childcare & Education (Level 3) course at UCM, which she thoroughly enjoyed, especially because of the opportunity…

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Niall Quayle

Niall Quayle claims that as a student he was not very confident academically, nonetheless he achieved a First in his Adult Nursing degree, an achievement which has empowered him and given him the confidence to pursue a Masters in Advanced Practice, w…

Emma Hodgson Sucess Story

Emma Hodgson

For any young person, keeping up with your studies whilst working or maintaining a social life, can be a tricky balancing act. 20-year-old Foundation Sports degree student, Emma Hodgson, has the added pressure of fitting in her swimming training for …

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Ed Leeming

For Ed Leeming, studying Creative Media at UCM provided him with an opportunity to explore and develop his skills in a variety of creative formats.

During his studies, Ed had the opportunity to complete a work experience placement with 3FM and is now…