“I wanted to do a Japanese course because I was going to volunteer in Japan and wanted some basic knowledge of the language before I went. It has really helped with my everyday communication and I’m glad I did it.” – Zac is currently living and working in Japan

Zac HintonPart-tme Japanese for Beginners

“New College has great teachers and learning English and Maths on the ESOL courses has helped me achieve my goals for the future – I aim to study to become a car mechanic. The lessons were great, we worked with a partner which was really helpful. I’ve told many of my friends to go and study at New College too.”

Wali KhanESOL Level 2 Programme & Functional Skills

“New College gave me the opportunity to enlarge my horizons through a different form of education. I’ve done work experience at Heathrow Airport, Barclays and Cheltenham Race Course. After College, I plan to study International Tourism Management.”

Alexandra-Stefania DavidLevel 2 and Level 3 Travel and Tourism

“The humanities department are the best, most supportive people I have ever met. They are passionate about their subjects and will never turn you away if you need help. Volunteering was a hugely rewarding experience and I even got to volunteer at schools in Kenya. After College I will be doing a Sociology degree at the University of Exeter.”

Sophie PearceA Levels in History, Psychology, Sociology and EPQ

“For French, we went to Paris, which was quite enjoyable. All of our days were jam-packed with activities and visits to monuments and sites such as Notre-Dame and Les Halles. After College I plan to go to university to study Modern Languages.”

Taiwo AbiolaA Levels in French, Sociology and Travel and Tourism

“Studying languages provides a range of career possibilities at the end and you have a lot of fun along the way. The skills you achieve are incredibly important.”

Gabriella Dos SantosA Levels in Spanish and Portuguese as part of her study programme

“Studying English Language and Literature has improved my confidence in writing and my ability to express my ideas and also helped me develop my own style of essay writing. The teachers have a great knowledge and are incredibly passionate about English, which is shown through the way they teach. They are constantly supportive and are always able to assist you. I would really recommend this course to anyone.”

George HargreavesA levels in English Language and Literature as part of his study programme

“My teachers have plenty of industry experience and have offered me great advice and insight into the tourism industry. I had the chance to attend a trip to the British Airways Learning Academy – this really developed my understanding of a Cabin Crew role and inspired me to take this career path myself. New College allowed me to develop and helped me land my dream job. After I complete my studies I will be starting a job with Wizz Air.”

Hubert KopieckiBTEC Level Travel and Tourism

“The College is very inclusive, I like meeting people from different walks of life that share the same values as me, there’s a strong community spirit. I like learning about ethics and morality – they are very interesting topics to study.”

Tajinder SandhuA Level in Religious Studies

“Studying languages is an amazing opportunity to learn not only how to communicate, but also understand a whole different culture. From grammar to politics, to trade unions and pop idols, we dicuss something different every lesson.”

Sophie KitchingA Level Spanish as part of her study programme