Health and Social Care Case Study

Richard Mbonipa - FdA Health and Social Care

Richard is a 2nd year Health and Social Care student. Here, he talks to us about why he chose to study at Newcastle College.

Why did you choose to study at Newcastle College?

I chose to study at Newcastle College as both my siblings previously studied here and secured jobs after they graduated. They both had an amazing experience studying here, the tutors were supportive and the quality of teaching was of high standard, which really convinced me to apply.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

I find all the modules really interesting as it covers all areas within the health and care sector, so I feel I have built a strong skill set to fit several areas. Alongside my course, I work as a Support worker, so it has been really helpful for me to see everything that I have learned in class in practice, which shows how relevant the course is to the industry.

How do you think learning from industry experienced tutors benefits you?

It’s really great to learn from a tutor that has already been through what we are going through. The experience they have really guides us and gives us an advantage as we are provided feedback on how to deal with real life situations directly from an industry professional.

What’s Newcastle like as a student city?

Everything that you will need is within walking distance. I have lived in several countries and different cities and Newcastle is within my top 5, I highly recommend coming here for the best student experience.

Any words of advice for any student considering studying at Newcastle College?

The access to facilities as part of our learning is the best advantage of studying at the College. Students can put into practice what they learn in theory, making them more prepared for the industry. Alongside this, the staff are incredibly supportive to learning, so students are guaranteed the best learning environment.


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