Alumni Success stories

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Gemma Debanks & Cassie Watterson

Gemma & Cassie talk about their work in the construction industry on the Isle of Man and their future career goals.                  

Gemma talks us through her journey at UCM, starting with her Painting & Decorating course through to her cur…

Samuel Radcliffe

Samuel Radcliffe

Samuel Radcliffe felt that every aspect of his learning at UCM, from Student Services and tutors’ support, college facilities, the classes to work placements, were enjoyable and tremendously beneficial in getting him closer to achieve his career aspi…

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Paula Lewis

Paula studied Construction at UCM and now works as a Site Manager for one of the islands top construction firms.   

One of the best parts of the course was how hands-on you get to be on site. Although the classroom side of study is important, with co…

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Hayden Armour

Hayden studied Events Management & Marketing at UCM.

Hayden talks about how the course taught him great relationship skills; managing team members to handling clients, helped him work on his time management and the ability to prioritise tasks as …

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Jo Corr

Jo studied a BA (Hons) in Events Management & Marketing.

Jo's experience at UCM empowered her to feel more confident and gain placement experience opening up new employment opportunities. With a young family at home, being able to stay on Island …

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Victoria Bevan

After graduating UCM with First Class honours in Event Management & Marketing, Victoria then went on to study for her Masters.

Whilst chatting with Victoria, she talked us through her placement at Curraghs Wildlife Park and how that lead to a lon…

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Alex Day

Alex studied a professional work-based Masters Degree in Organisational Development. (WIBIS Course: Work Based Integrative Study)

This course is ideal if you are looking to get into employment whilst continuing study alongside. Alex had the opportuni…

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Andy Noble

Andy was a published Comic-book Designer before he even graduated!

Andy talks about how beneficial it has been doing this work while studying at UCM, he originally started the course with the intention of studying art in some way, but as he was start…

Elliott Success Story

Elliott Cureton

For Elliott Cureton, the flexibility of the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching (FDSC) has enabled him to continue his part-time coaching position with Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR), whilst completing his studies at University College Isle of Man …

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Nikole Cervantes

When Nikole Cervantes left her home country of Costa Rica to visit relatives on the Isle of Man, she never expected that a year later, she would be studying a Master’s in Business Entrepreneurship with Work Based Integrative Studies (WBIS) at Univers…

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Jordan Hogan and Olivia Perry

Nursing is an incredibly rewarding career path that requires patience, selflessness, and an ability to support those in need. Whilst the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) require students to undertake 2300 hours of practice-based work in community …

Tom Gandy

Tom Gandy

Tom Gandy studied BA (Hons) Business Management at UCM.

Change has always been a constant in the business world. Over recent times this change appears to have gained unprecedented speed and intensity. The forces shaping our world today are immense, c…

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Faheem Jaigidar

Having always had a strong interest in technology and protecting the security of his devices, final year BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity student, Faheem Jaigidar, decided to study this area to provide himself with the essential skills, knowledge and experie…


Engineering Apprenticeships with Swagelok

University College Isle of Man’s (UCM) engineering programme combines both theoretical and practical based learning, to provide students with a balanced and hands-on introduction into the world of engineering. During its two-year apprenticeship cour…

James Emmett

James Emmett

In 2015, James Emmett’s father suggested that enrolling on the multi skills course at UCM would be a great way to learn a trade, and therefore always have something to ‘fall back on’, five years later, and James’ approach to studying a subject that …