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During my time at The Priory, I created a YouTube Channel and purchased equipment with money I raised through busking in town. This became my full-time job in 2015 and opened up countless opportunities along the way. My passion to entertain was partly discovered in Drama GCSE and in Maths I developed an understanding of exponential growth. Although I didn't pick a career path from education, education gave me the tools to create mine.
After leaving Priory I spent a few years studying and then working in Sweden before eventually studying Swedish at Hull University in 1994. I got married while at University and in 2000 we moved to Sweden with our three small children. I have mainly worked in IT with technical documentation and for the last three years, my wife and I have had our own consulting company. Sweden is a lovely place to live, but the winters can be brutal.
After finishing my time at The Priory School, I attended Shrewsbury Sixth Form College where I really enjoyed A Level Business Studies, Sociology and Physical Education. It was at Priory where I decided my real love for business, and I went onto study Business Management at University of Liverpool. Graduating is one of my proudest achievements so far. Since finishing University, I now enjoy working in a University setting in Marketing, Events and Business Development for a Students’ Union.
After finishing Priory I went to Shrewsbury college and completed a BTEC national diploma in engineering. I then did some part time work for Royal Mail. After this I started working at the Severn Valley Railway and am now in my 8th year there and am in my current role as a fitter/machinist repairing and maintaining the running fleet of steam locomotives. When not at work I’m usually somewhere near vintage tractors or road steam engines.
After secondary school, I went to Shrewsbury Sixth Form College and completed my A levels in Biology Chemistry and Maths, and was accepted into Leeds Dental School. After those 5 years, I completed my foundation dental training in Solihull, and the following year completed my Membership into the Royal College of Surgeons. I am now completing a Masters in Prosthodontics at Kings College London and have bought a dental practice in Wimbledon.
After Priory I went onto Shrewsbury Sixth Form College to study Business, Biology and Geography at A-level, and continuing the business theme, then went onto study Business Management at The University of Liverpool in 2013.Graduating in 2016, I joined Lidl UK on their Graduate Development Programme, where I occupied store and logistics manager positions. I have since left retail for the manufacturing sector, where I now work in sales and operations.
After Priory I went on to study at SSFC, and then to The University of Birmingham to study Mathematics. I gained insight into consultancy roles and worked for a research group affiliated with academia and the NHS during my degree. Currently I am a M.Sci student & Mathematics tutor. My research at the moment is focused around mathematically modelling microbots to be able to successfully transport cargo around the human body.
After finishing school, I went on to do Maths, English, Business and French at A-Level. I loved Business, so went to the University of Warwick to study International Management. I was lucky enough to spend a year in Denmark studying at Copenhagen Business School and working for Danish company. I developed a passion for Human Resources and after graduating, started my career as a HR Manager for P&G in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 4 years on I’ve had 3 different roles with P&G across the UK.
I left The Priory School in 1965 and have had a variety of jobs, including working as a Clerk for Barclays Bank and an Administrator for Stafford Borough Council. My main hobby is badminton which I have played for over 40 years, and I still play now a couple of times a week. In 1999 I completed a Stable Management NVQ with Manchester University and went on to own my own pony (14’2 so not quite a horse). I enjoy reading, knitting, gardening and jigsaw puzzles.
After leaving Priory School I completed a BTEC in Administration and Business at Shrewsbury's College of Art and Technology. I studied for my A-levels at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College before being accepted at Sheffield University. I then completed a Masters, also in English, where I won the Emily Ellen Decent Prize for best poetry dissertation. I'm now a PhD student alongside my part-time job teaching undergraduates. In my free-time I volunteer at a local gallery specialising in book arts.
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