STUDENT VOICE Student Voice SPRING SUMMER 2017 - Page 24

STUDYING AT THE Skills Centre of Excellence written by Sports student, Alen McKillop Before I came to college I was working behind a desk in a bookies. I was bored and miserable and glad to leave for a more exciting future. I wanted to get into HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise course, but I did not have the entry qualifications. I did the Sports and Fitness Level 6 course first, which was 90% sports and that gave me what I needed to get into HNC course. I am doing the HNC course right now and I absolutely love it! My favourite part is learning all about nutrition. I have not used a microwave since I started the course! I eat really healthily and I 24 am interested in the difference a healthy diet can make to how the body functions. I also enjoy anatomy and physiology, learning how the body works and moves. I am learning something new every day – it’s fantastic. The lecturers here are great - they give you so much of their time and support on a one to one basis. Karen is so vibrant, so full of life, when I leave her class I feel so good. I write down every word she says, I am like a sponge soaking up all this information. I go home and recite everything to my family. The reason I like studying here at Irvine is that it feels like a “ The reason I like studying here at Irvine is that it feels like a community – a family who you can have fun with and who are here to support you. ” Learn more about our sports courses at THE STUDENT VOICE SPRING/SUMMER 2017