Success at Wilberforce

Success At Wilberforce

Amy Smith

Amy Smith is a successful fashion and textile designer who came to Wilberforce from Malet Lambert to study Art, Textile Design and Graphics Design. After gaining a 2:1 at the University of Huddersfield in Textile Design for Fashion & Interiors, her career has ranged from accessory design to knitwear and menswear design, and she is now a Senior Designer at a global accessories company based in Manchester. I didn’t fully know what career path I wanted to take when I was at school, but I always knew I enjoyed creative…

Rio-leanna Donkin

STAR STATUS: Rio-leanna Donkin is a first year student currently studying BTECs in Music Performance, Music Technology, and Drama, alongside her English and Maths. With her sights set on a singing career, and some amazing performances already notched up, she shares her Wilberforce story with us: I came to Wilberforce from Malet Lambert School.  Wilberforce was definitely my number one choice when looking at music courses in Hull. The teachers are passionate, the course has a great success rate, and we’re offered loads of opportunities to plan and perform at events. I…

Chloe Fixter

Chloe Fixter is a second year student who’s studying A Level Biology, A Level Photography and BTEC Applied Science. She wants to become a midwife and is delighted to have been accepted to study Adult Nursing at the University of Hull.  With a bright future in midwifery in her sights she explains how her journey at Wilberforce has developed her personally, and has also helped her to reach her goal of going to university. “Honestly I have really enjoyed my time at Wilberforce, the teaching has been fantastic! I came…

Theo Farrer

Theo is a second year student who came to us from Malet Lambert to do a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT. A star pupil academically, with a wealth of skills and experience, he is now seeking a role in IT technical support, either as an apprentice or in full time employment. I chose to come to Wilberforce Sixth Form College because I felt like I was ‘at home’ every time I walked into the building. I was teetering between an apprenticeship or going to college when I was…

Emily Foot

Our 1styear student Emily Foot is already sure that she wants to attend University and, quite specifically, the University of Manchester. Emily is currently studying  A Levels in Geography, English Literature and Business, which open up a range of subjects to study at university and are currently equipping her with transferrable skills that can be used at uni and for a variety of careers once she has finished her degree.  As she moves into her second year at Wilberforce, Emily will have several meetings with our Careers team to determine her goals and…

Josh Appleyard

Our former BTEC Level 3 in Sport student Josh Appleyard has followed his dreams of achieving a career in Sport.  Here he tells us about his journey from studying at Wilberforce, where he achieved a Distinction* in his studies, to becoming the Lead First Team Performance Analyst at Hull City Football Club.  I always wanted to work in professional sport in some capacity. Growing up I loved football, whether it was playing or watching the game, and during my time at college I began coaching a local Sunday league team. I…

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