Success stories

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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

Brendon Alford

Brendon Alford

When Brendon Alford was looking to continue his studies to higher education, he realised that University College Isle of Man’s (UCM) BA Hons Business Studies degree provided him with an opportunity to not only remain on island and save accommodation …

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Breeshey Webb

For Breeshey Webb, final year BA History & Heritage student at University College Isle of Man (UCM), being able to undertake a degree on island in a subject that she loves has enabled her to gain valuable knowledge and experience which she hopes …

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Natalie Kneen

When Natalie Kneen undertook the Functional English and Maths courses at University College Isle of Man (UCM) to help her children with their homework, she didn’t realise it would be the start of her learning journey at the College, which has now bro…

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Martine Vermeulen

When Martine Vermeulen moved to the Isle of Man from South Africa with her husband, she was keen to make a fresh start and change her career. As she had always had an interest in beauty therapy, she signed up to some beauty therapy courses at Univers…

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Chris Callow

Changing careers might seem a challenge for some, but Chris Callow, a University College Isle of Man (UCM) History & Heritage graduate, makes it look easy. From practising law, to running a luxury ski chalet, to providing freelance research and t…

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Alexandra Koyfman

Coming from the United States, Alexandra talks about why she enjoys studying on the Isle of Man so much and how the small class sizes and the one-to-one time with the tutors is a huge help to progressing through the course. Although Alexandra came on…

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Tyler Livesey

Guided by his recipe for success: passion, determination and a positive work ethic, Head Chef Tyler Livesey has always had a pragmatic approach to work, which has resulted in his success in the ever-changing and fast-paced hospitality & catering …