Travel and Tourism graduate: ‘I wouldn’t be where I am today without North West Regional College’

North West Regional College (NWRC) sent Katherine Wilkinson on the path to success. Here's how it led her to graduate with a Foundation Degree in Travel and Tourism.

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Friday, 1st March 2019, 11:31 am
Local Travel and Tourism graduate Katherine Wilkinson

Katherine told the Derry Journal: “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, 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.”

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 three A-Levels allowing progression to University courses.

A spokesperson for North West Regional College said: ‘’North West Regional College will hold Open Days at our main campuses in Strabane, Derry, and Limavady on February, 26, 27 and 28 respectively.

‘’We will also hold a Saturday Open Day at Strand Road on March 2 from 10am - 2pm.

Our Open Days are a fantastic opportunity to discover more about the huge range of full and part time courses available.

‘’At our Strand Road campus on February 27, visitors can take part in a series of workshops in Textiles, Graphics and Fine Art at our Art and Design Department, learn Practical Anatomy with our Care and Health team, watch our Mechanical and Electrical Engineering displays, and get involved in some creative activities with our Early Years department.

‘’We will also have treatments available at our Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy department, and much more - so it really is the perfect way to get hands on and learn more about the opportunities and facilities we have on offer here.’’

A number of the North West’s top employers from Trades and Apprenticeships will also exhibit on Open Day at the Campus in Springtown to provide details of current job and training opportunities and will be available throughout the day to answer any questions.

North West Regional College 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.

Visitors can have a look at the complete range of full and part time courses on the NWRC website at

For more information on the NWRC Open Days, visit: where you can register your attendance with a chance to win an Amazon Echo Dot.