09 Aug 2022

“NWRC’s Open Day Opened Doors for Me” – Travel and Tourism Graduate Katherine

NWRC Open Day Feb 2019
Travel and Tourism graduate Katherine Wilkinson says attending an Open Day at North West Regional College (NWRC) gave her the vital information she needed to take the decision to return to education and enrol on the Access Diploma in Combined Studies. Katherine was speaking ahead of NWRC’s open days which are taking place this week. NWRC offers Access Courses (full-time and part-time) in Combined Studies, Health and Welfare and Science, which provide adults the opportunity to achieve an equivalence of 3 A Levels allowing progression to University courses. Katherine said: “I attended an Open Day when I was applying for the Access course which I would highly recommend as I wouldn’t be where I am today without it. “At the Open Day, I met lecturers who were amazing. When I was applying for the Foundation Degree in Travel and Tourism, I attended an information session with Luane Quigley and needless to say that this particular course changed everything for me, going on to receive a nomination for Travel Student of the year and to win has been fantastic. “My next step is to graduate in Tourism Management and hopefully gain employment in the Travel and Tourism industry.” North West Regional College will hold its Open Days at its main campuses in Strabane, Derry-Londonderry, and Limavady on 26, 27, and 28 February respectively. It will also hold a Saturday Open Day at Strand Road on 2 March from 10am to 2 p.m. The Open Days are a fantastic opportunity to discover more about the huge range of full and part-time courses available. At the Strand Road campus on 27 February, you can have a go at a series of workshops in Textiles, Graphics and Fine Art at our Art and Design Department, learn Practical Anatomy with the Care and Health team, watch our Mechanical and Electrical Engineering displays, have a go at some creative activities with our Early Years department, and enjoy some treatments at our Beauty Therapy department, and much more… A number of the North West’s top employers from Trades and Apprenticeships will exhibit at the Open Day at our Campus in Springtown to provide details of current job and training opportunities. NWRC offers a huge number of courses ranging from Care and Health, Apprenticeships and Traineeships, Art and Design; Administration; Business; Construction and the Built Environment; Engineering; Hospitality and Catering; Media, Multimedia and Journalism; Music; Performing Arts; Science; Sport and Leisure, Travel and Tourism; Computing and I.T., Early Years, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, and Adult Learning. You can have a look at the range full and part-time courses on the NWRC website at For more information on the NWRC Open Days, please visit where you can register your attendance and get chance to win an Amazon Echo Dot.

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