North West Regional College Open Day

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Prospective students got to learn what courses are on offer at Open Days hosted by the North West Regional College.

There were good attendances at events held in the college's Derry campuses on Strand Road and in Springtown, as well those in Limavady and Strabane.

Principal and chief executive, Leo Murphy, said he and his staff were committed to ensuring that learners are encouraged to stay local and study further and higher education courses which were available on their doorstep.

He said all of the full-time Level 3 courses at NWRC, the equivalent of three A-Levels, were specifically designed to lead students directly into related careers or Higher Education (HND and above), which can be studied at NWRC and universities in the local area.

Many of the college's Level 3 students have gone on to careers in software development, construction, midwifery, paramedic science, engineering, art and design, hospitality management, professional musicianship, professional acting, journalism, business management, sport, early years and many more.

Ten students from NWRC were able to enjoy the experience of a lifetime when they travelled to Hong Kong to take part in the Smart Living conference - described as an amazing experience for the young people involved.

Mr Murphy said: “This is a mere snapshot of some of the extra-curricular experiences that students who chose NWRC at Level 3 have gone on to enjoy.”

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