Construction and the Built Environment Case Study

Faye Bosher- Construction and the Built Environment

Construction was always an interest of mine, my Mum works on building sites and as a teenager she worked on fabrication and welding. And I thought if she could do it, then so can I!

I went through a really difficult time at school. I was in a really bad place and suffering with Mental Illness and I’m really proud to say that I came out the other side. When it came to choosing what to do after school, I explored my options, looked at Sixth Forms and lots of colleges in the area. I came to an Open Event here at the College where I met the head of Civil Engineering, Greg, who told me what GCSEs I would need to get on to the course. I thought I’d never get that but I ended up coming out with a brilliant set of results and the rest is history.

The thing I love the most about the course is definitely the staff. Yes, the hands-on work is enjoyable, the written work is too but the people are what make the College here, the amazing facilities and the course are just added extras.

I like the atmosphere at the Rail Academy, there are no barriers, it feels like everyone is approachable. We are all mixed up here at the academy, it doesn’t matter what level you are, nobody cares, everyone is so friendly with each other. 

I used to want to do Quantity Surveying, but now I don’t know now. I want to keep my options open. I may go to university or I may go straight in to industry, that's the amazing thing about this course, I will have so many options! 

I would recommend people to look at their options, find the right fit for you. For me, from the word go, my tutors have been an inspiration. I am so happy here and I wouldn’t change anything.