Holley Goodban

Former School :Birchwood High School

Subjects at Priestley :Law, Computing, Sociology, BTEC National Diploma ICT Practitioners

Destination :Lancaster University

After leaving Priestly, Holley was accepted into the Highwire programme at Lancaster University for gifted and talented students. Holley completed her degree and was offered a place to study for an MA, still under the Highwire programme which she accepted and completed. Holley was then further offered a place to study for her PhD, again still under the Highwire programme and is currently in the process of completing this.

She said: “Priestley supported me through a difficult period in my life, in fact one particular lecturer was of great significance. Without the support and belief of this particular lecturer I most certainly would not be where I am today. His support and belief in me encouraged me to push harder and realise my true potential.

“The support of the Connexions team was also a contributing factor, offering me the help and support I needed with my decision to continue my education at Lancaster University.

“I will never be able to thank Priestley College enough for the lifeline they threw me and I will be forever grateful for the opportunities they opened up for me. There will always be a special place in my heart for Priestley. Thank you.”

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