“I was motivated to apply to John Leggott College because it had a good reputation with people in my town that had gone on to good Universities and gained good A Level results.
I particularly enjoyed my Biology and Maths lessons, I had very good teachers – Chris Carr/Steve Chaplin and Dave Tuey respectively. I enjoyed the social aspect of hundreds of students from many different schools being brought together. I also really enjoyed the large pool of teaching resources available to the college in each of my lessons, particularly within science.
I received very good careers advice and help from my tutors, and I felt supported in my University applications. I feel studying at JLC set me up for my entire career to date. It fostered and increased my interest and knowledge base broadly across science in general. I really did feel like a much more intelligent, well-rounded and happier version of myself after 2 years at college. No other level of self-development from any other experience in my life has come close, per year invested, than my learning at college.
Upon receiving my A2 results, I took a year out, because I wasn’t successful in gaining a place in vet school. This was no reflection on the college (I had AAAA and A* didn’t exist at the time) but simply due to me not doing well at interviews and the sheer competitiveness of the course. In that year I did more work experience and improved my application. I was then successful in my application and went to the University of Bristol where I studied Veterinary Science. I also took a year out from the degree to do another intercalated degree in Virology and Immunology (human/medical). I graduated in 2015, and worked as a vet back in Scunthorpe for just over a year. I then moved to the University of Oxford where I am now doing a PhD in HIV immunology, while still also working in practice part time as a vet.”