Name: Carys Jones

Course: BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing and Film Studies, University of Wolverhampton

Carys Jones from Telford has enjoyed great success as a freelance writer and published novelist since graduating from the University of Wolverhampton.

“I was attracted to the University of Wolverhampton as it offered the perfect course – nowhere else combined my dual loves of film and creative writing.

My studies solidified my desire to become a writer.  Lecturers were very supportive and it was refreshing to meet like-minded people.  I learnt a lot of useful tools in terms of developing a character, a story and my writing style.

I currently have four books published with Carina UK – Prime Deception is a standalone thriller and the next book in my Avalon series, Forth to Run, is a published in 2015.  I’m also published with REUTS Publications with a contemporary young adult book, Dare to Dream.  Right now, I’m writing three books at once – I wouldn’t have it any other way!”

Name: Lourens Vlaanderen

Course: Foundation Degree in Computing, Telford College of Arts and Technology

Business owner and self-taught IT technician Lourens enrolled at TCAT to gain further qualifications in computing. 

“After running my own company in Holland for several years, at the age of 42 I came to the UK in a bid to further boost my skills.  I signed up for the Certificate of Higher Education in Computer Networking, which I followed by completing the Foundation Degree at the college.

TCAT fuelled my appetited for education.  I love taking up a challenge and thriving off successfully completing it.  The lecturers gave me the best possible advice for my future, and the course has since proved to be the stepping stone to a host of new career development opportunities for me.

I am considering a new job in the computing sector but am also investigating the possibility of a Master’s degree.”