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Can virtual courses achieve the same results as in person degree courses

A qualification with a percentage of online learning can help you achieve the qualification you need

Kelly McCarthy Childhood and Youth Studies
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Kelly’s back in the classroom

She reflects on her time at UCEN Manchester after graduating with first-class honours.
Angela Whiteley poem UCEN Manchester
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UCEN Manchester student shares powerful lockdown poem

‘Five Elements of Hope’ explores trauma recovery
UCEN Manchester student Julie Hayes
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Inspiring jewellery from designer Julie

UCEN Manchester student explores the theme of beauty with her final project.
UCEN Manchester student Bethany Gallagher.
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Make-up skills turn Beth into social media star

Amazing special effects transformations from UCEN Manchester student.
Mariama Attah, curator at Open Eye Gallery.
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UCEN Manchester welcomes Mariama

Open Eye Gallery curator joins photography degree at UCEN Manchester
Audition Advice - Kelsey
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Audition Advice - Kelsey Knox

Preparing for drama school auditions
Picture of Mummy, by Rebecca Birch
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Rebecca has special effect on London’s make up scene

Former student launches capital career in the big smoke as SFX MUA and Prosthetic Artist.
A side by side image of Angie, one image with her in full make up and costume the other wearing normal clothes
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More than just a Makeup Course

Student finds her future career path through FDA Special Effects Makeup Artistry
UCEN Manchester student Katie Smith
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Keeping up with Katie

Student achieves top marks studying Make-up Artistry and Special Effects with UCEN Manchester.
An image of six phones which say sale shop now with a pink background
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A Fearless Future for Charlotte

Graphic Design & Advertising student, Charlotte has gone on to secure full time work.
Khea-mai's final submission piece
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Made up with Make-up Artistry and SFX

Khea-Mai felt her time at UCEN Manchester has allowed her to grow in confidence
Portrait photo of student Jack Eke
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Overt success for Jack Eke

Student creates a clothing line with a message.
Jenson Francis portrait photo
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Jenson Francis finds Contemporary Photography Practices

Contemporary Photography Practices case study
Creative course is perfect for Emily
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Creative course is perfect for Emily

“Attending this course has been the best decision of my life.”
Kile sees her dreams brought to life at UCEN Manchester
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Kile sees her dreams brought to life at UCEN Manchester

"My tutors never stopped believing in me."
Emma Palfrey, Travel and Tourism student
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Emma is flying high with tourism degree

“My time here has opened my eyes to possibilities I had never thought of.”
Alumni Hulin Tchakounte Leuta
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Hulin finds UCEN Manchester First Class

Alumni Hulin Tchakounte Leuta achieves his first class dream with UCEN Manchester
Thomas Vernal portrait image
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Talented Thomas writes the book on acting

UCEN Manchester graduate gives acting advice
A selfie of Keisha Adair Swaby
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Keisha Adair Swaby

Keisha praises the great support from UCEN Manchester
A close up photo of Medical Health Profession student Justin
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Justin has the formula for success

Justin is set on science after swaping logistics for medical research
A selfie of Ellie Sammer
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Ellie Sammer

Acting student Ellie Sammer is pursuing her theatrical dreams with UCEN Manchester
Portrait photo of Belinda Grantham, Head of Dance and Performance at The Arden School of Theatre
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Learning is essential for continued growth – Belinda Grantham’s story

Belinda explains why you should never stop learning
A man on stage showing promoting a new piece of technology on stage
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I don’t think I’ll ever stop learning – Wayne Steven Jackson’s blog

UCEN Manchester lecturer Wayne Steven Jackson shares his adult learning experience
A group of students wearing black hoodies which say manchester film school
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Media graduates converge on next project of iconic director Shane Meadows

The Manchester Film School graduate Amy meets fellow alumni on Channel 4 drama
Alex Williams - BA (Hons) Acting for Live and Recorded Media
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Alex Williams - BA (Hons) Acting for Live and Recorded Media

Alex signed with a top agent after graduating from his Acting for Live and Recorded Media degree
Lauren Greer The Arden School of Theatre & Performance Alumni
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Lauren Greer - BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance

I’ve gained so many diverse skills that have rounded me as a performer
A group of people in a office looking at a business presentation
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Jordan Eastwood – PGCE Year 2 student

Jordan was driven by a determination to become fully qualified & pursue a full-time teaching career
Behind the scene of a interview with a woman holding the microphone and a man operating the camera
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Sean Kelly – FDA Film and TV Production

My career as a grip specialist kicked off as a result of a contact I got through one of my lecturers
Close-up of a camera filming a set
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Amy McIntyre - Film and TV Production

Amy joined lots of our other graduates working on set in the film and TV industry
Lucy Bridge applying make-up to a model
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Lucy Bridge – HND in Hair and Make-up

Since graduating Lucy has worked with some of the world’s biggest fashion magazines
Ben WIlliams
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Ben Williams – FDSc in Network Engineering with Administration

Ben was looking for a career change, that’s where UCEN Manchester came in
Phill Wroth – FDSc in Network Engineering with Administration, BSc (Hons)
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Phill Wroth – FDSc in Network Engineering with Administration, BSc (Hons)

Phill came to UCEN Manchester with clear goals to unlock the potential he always knew he had
Makile Moyana, BA Business and Management
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Makile Moyana, BA Business and Management

Find out how Makile Moyana made the decision to return to education as a mature student and parent
Broadcast Television Alumnus Jack Ware working as an Edit Assistant
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Edited highlights

Broadcast Television Alumnus gains credit as Edit Assistant on Channel 4 documentary
James Oliver
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Silver screen success!

College alumnus celebrates screen success with preview screening at HOME cinema.
Mohammed Hussain showcases his work whilst studying at UCEN Manchester
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From College to Catwalk

Find out how Mohammed Hussain, a former Syrian refugee, has gone from College to catwalk

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