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Lily Matthias

Studied: BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport

Now studying BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University.

Achieved: Triple Distinction Star (D* D* D*)

Three-time British Solo Ice Dance Champion Lily has been offered a scholarship on the Performance Athlete Support Programme to study Sport and Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University.

I came to Blackburn College originally to sit my GCSE Maths and English after being home schooled. I was really impressed by the sports facilities and enjoyed being able to learn a wide variety of topics within sport, not just focusing on one aspect or career path.

Lily Matthias

Samreen Akhtar

Studied: Business Level 3 Extended Diploma

"I am very grateful to have been named the Business Student of the Year award as well as winning the Principal's Award at the FE Star Awards ceremony."

Muhammad Usman Iqbal

Studied: BTEC Applied Science

Now studying MSc Physician Associate Studies at University of Hertfordshire.

"My experience of Blackburn College was brilliant; the tutors were great. They were keen to see everyone progress and find out what career they wanted. They were also there when we needed them and offered personal support as well as academic support."

Evan Hurley

Studied: Level 3 Music Performance

"I gained a grade 3 in my English Language GCSE at school so have continued studying English whilst at Blackburn College. I got a grade 5 in the November 2021 exams and I am really pleased."

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