Graduate students receive wise words

FORMER Priestley students have been returning to college to help the current cohort secure top university places.

The latest was Matthew Peach who took time out from reading Biochemistry at Oxford to speak to those on The Graduate programme.

“We are delighted former students of the Graduate programme have visited to mentor this year’s cohort about preparing applications for university,” said Senior Tutor Mark Salmon.

“To hear from former Priestley students about their experiences and achievements is both powerful and inspiring.”

Matthew’s talk follows similar visits from Priestley alumni Greg Horne, now reading Law at Christ Church, Oxford, and Tom Fairfax, who is reading History at Lancaster.

Duncan Cathie also spoke to the Graduate students about his experiences studying International Politics and Security at Salford University.

“What is great is how the alumni have offered to stay in contact with the current students to offer them further support and guidance,” said Mark.

Emilia Growney, who previously studied at The Heath, said she had benefitted from speaking to the Priestley alumni.

“Seeing what you can go on to do after studying at Priestley is very inspiring,” she said. “It proves to me that I can achieve my goals and secure a place at a great university.”