Student success stories

Students and their families share their experiences of specialist colleges and the difference it has made to their lives.

The stage is her dream
Emily has secured a place at the Chicken Shed in London, a performing arts theatre company.
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Next stop - university
Rebekah, after graduating from Exeter Deaf Academy, plans to go on to university.
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A smooth transition
With college support Nathan has made a smooth transition to his new life as a young adult.
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I want to be independent
Charis wants to be independent and work in primary schools and playgroups.
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Lee wins national competition
A teenager has overcome his shyness and lack of confidence to win a national Young Enterprise award
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Moving on to an Apprenticeship
Beth, RNIB College Loughborough
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His confidence has grown
Gilly, Coleg Elidyr in Wales
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Now I have my own flat
Steve, a former student at the Orpheus Centre, Surrey
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Finding her voice
Emma from Percy Hedley College, Newcastle upon Tyne
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Flourishing at work
David from Bridge College, Manchester
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