At Cardinal Newman, we are blessed with a diverse and vibrant student body with an extremely varied range of interests and career aspirations, so it is little wonder that there are many fantastic stories of what our former students have gone on to achieve after leaving Cardinal Newman College.
Discover just some of our great alumni success stories below.
Name: Callum Biggins
Years Attended: 2005 – 2007
Previous School: Holy Cross
Current Job: Head of Campaigns at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Subjects Studied at Newman: Maths, Economics, History and Accounting
When he left Cardinal Newman, Callum went to York to study Economics before heading to the Netherlands to do his Masters in European Studies at Maastricht University. After completing his masters he undertook a series of internships in order to gain experience and develop his skills before applying for permanent roles. His first such internship was at the European Parliament in 2011, before taking up a further internship at CentreForum (which is now called the Education Policy Institute).
Name: Kate Collins
Years Attended: 1991-1993
Previous School: Leyland St Mary’s
Current Job: Director of Fundraising & Marketing for Teenage Cancer Trust
Subjects Studied at Cardinal Newman: A Levels in History, English Literature, French and General Studies
Kate Collins left Cardinal Newman in 1993 headed for the University of Leeds to study History. After graduating in 1996, she went into junior Marketing roles in a variety of colleges and universities, before landing her first job at a charity, working as the Marketing Manager for BBC Children in Need in 1999. Kate said: “Working for the BBC was a superb way of learning more and developing at the same time. I did my professional diploma in marketing with the CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) whilst I was working.” After three years at Children in Need, Kate moved to Cancer Research UK where she worked for six years in a variety of different leadership roles, before being given the opportunity to move back to the north to lead the Regional Fundraising Team for The Teenage Cancer Trust.
Name: Alison Conboy
Years Attended: 1999-2001
Current Job: Head of Energy and Environment for the British Embassy in Washington
Subjects Studied at Cardinal Newman: Chemistry, Biology, Maths and German
After leaving Cardinal Newman in 2001, alumni Alison Conboy went off to Girton College at Cambridge to study Natural Sciences, before embarking on a masters at Imperial College London. Although Alison loved Science, she felt that she wanted to focus on how Science affects people’s everyday lives, so she decided to study Science Communication.
Name: Vincent Goode
Years Attended: 2010 – 2012
Current Job: Economic Consultant at Pricewaterhouse Cooper
Subjects Studied at Cardinal Newman: History, Maths, Economics, Further Maths and Physics
Originally from Kirkham, former Newman student Vincent Goode is now flying high in the big smoke, after landing his dream job as an Economic Consultant at PwC (Pricewaterhouse Cooper), the largest professional services firm in the world.
Vincent started in September 2016, and is part of the multinational company’s prestigious graduate training scheme. Having studied A Levels at Cardinal Newman in Economics, Maths, History and General Studies, as well as completing AS Levels in Physics, Further Maths, Critical Thinking and EPQ, Vincent then went on to study at Warwick University, gaining a 1st class honours in Economics.
Name: Eva Kelly
Years Attended: 1988 – 1990
Current Job: Head of Production and Rights Management at Agatha Christie Ltd.
Subjects Studied at Cardinal Newman: History, English Literature, Sociology and General Studies
Alumni Eva Kelly left Cardinal Newman College in 1990, having studied A Levels in History, English Literature, Sociology and General Studies. Eva had enjoyed Sociology at the College so much, she decided to make this her degree course and achieved a 2:1 in Sociology from the University of Staffordshire. With aims of working within the media, Eva sent off letters to a range of media outlets trying to gain some work experience, before finally getting a chance to meet with someone at Granada. Eva says: “I can’t recommend work experience enough as a way to enlighten students as to whether or not a career or industry or even working environment is right for them.”
Name: Katy Lenney
Years At Newman: 2011 – 2013
Current Job: Staff Nurse at Manchester Royal Infirmary
Subjects Studied: A Levels in Physical Education, Business Studies and BTEC Applied Science
Katy Lenney joined Cardinal Newman in 2011 from King Edward and Queen Mary’s in Lytham. Studying A Levels in PE and Business Studies, Katy also studied a BTEC in Applied Science, before heading off to the University of Manchester to study nursing.
Katy has now started her first Staff Nurse post at Manchester Royal Infirmary on a general surgical ward, where she will be looking after people post operatively as they recover from massive life-saving surgeries.
Name: Sophie Moxon
Years Attended: 2014-2016
Current Job: Project Management Higher Apprentice at Rolls Royce
Subjects Studied at Cardinal Newman: A Levels in Business Studies, Economics and Spanish
Sophie Moxon completed her A Levels and left Cardinal Newman in 2016 to embark on a Higher Apprenticeship Scheme at Rolls Royce. Based at the Sinfin RR Site in Derby, working within Civil Aerospace, Sophie’s role involves looking through contracts and identifying opportunities for cost savings. She must then communicate these findings to the buyer. As well as working in the role, Sophie is studying one day per week for her Project Management Foundation Degree as well as completing an NVQ and taking part in the Princes Trust Million Makers Programme.
Name: Corin Heney
Years Attended: 2007 – 2009
Current Job: Alumni Coordinator at International Service
Subjects Studied at Cardinal Newman: A Levels in English Literature, Early Modern History, Religious Studies and Psychology
Former student Corin, joined Cardinal Newman in 2007, after completing her GCSEs at Kirkham Grammar. Deciding she wanted a change and having heard great things about the College, she applied to study A Levels with us. After leaving Newman in 2009, Corin volunteered at a children’s centre in Kenya, before heading off to the University of Edinburgh, where she studied a four year undergraduate Masters programme, joint honours in English Literature and Islamic Studies.
Name: Katy Bradley
Years Attended: 2003 – 2005
Current Job: Founder and Managing Director of KTB Music
Subjects Studied at Cardinal Newman: A Level Music and a BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts
Former Newman student Katy Bradley attended Penwortham Priory Academy, before starting at Cardinal Newman in 2003 to study a mixed programme of an A Level in Music and a BTEC in Performing Arts. After leaving Newman in 2005, Katy went on to study at Lancaster University reading Music, graduating with a BMus (hons) degree. It was during this degree that Katy started KTB Music, her own company which aims to bring Music to people from all walks of life together. As well as offering music tuition, KTB Music also has four choirs, a concert band and a sing-along group.
Name: George Slater
Years Attended: 2010 – 2012
Current Job: Teacher of Business Studies at Cardinal Newman College
Subjects Studied at Cardinal Newman: A Levels in Business Studies, PE and English Language
Newman Alum George Slater left Cardinal Newman in 2012, having studied A Levels in Business Studies, PE and English Language, and went off to UCLan to study a degree in Business and Management, for which he earned a first class honours.
Following his success at University, George decided to apply for the School Direct programme at Newman as he felt the partnership of Edge Hill, the UK’s leading Teacher Training University, and Cardinal Newman, one of the top sixth form’s in the country, was unparalleled.
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