The Ullswater Community College Alumni (Past Students) Association has been recently established in order to establish contact with old students and hopefully involve them now in the life of the College today. The College is hugely proud of the achievements of our previous students who have gained enormous amounts of experience, expertise and success in employment and further and higher education. It is our aim through the College to link current and past students together in many different ways, in order to facilitate the sharing of this knowledge and capability for the benefit of all concerned and to network together now and in the future for mutual advantage.
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Mrs Jorie Griffiths - Retired Head of Sixth Form and Alumni Coordinator
We are delighted to announce that in early January one of our Alumni students, Hannah Brown has agreed to run a special workshop for the More Able and Talented students group currently within College. The aim of the workshop will be to introduce pupils to Anthropology and to raise their awareness of issues involving humanity, from our evolution as a species to our relationship with the material world and the vast variety of social behaviours we often display.
Hannah is currently studying and researching for a Masters Degree in Cultural Heritage Studies at University College London (UCL) and has agreed to take some precious time away from her work in order to share her enthusiasm and passion for this subject, which very few younger students ever get the opportunity to examine during their usual school curriculum.
In the Sixth Form at UCC, Hannah chose to study Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy at A level and also thoroughly enjoyed continuing with English Literature to AS level. She also made an invaluable contribution to the College through her voluntary work, organising the Buddy Scheme, which successfully linked younger and older students together through activities and social events. She was a cornerstone of the College choir and enjoyed all aspects of music and theatre in her leisure time.
Hannah left UCC in 2006 to enjoy a gap year assisting with Penrith music projects, working in a book shop and finally journeying to Northern India to teach music within a local school and travel and trek in the Himalayas.
In 2007 she took up her place to study for a three year BSc (Hons) degree in Anthropology at University College London; living and studying right in the middle of the city. After the successful completion of her degree, Hannah remained in London expanding her experience through internships and volunteering in a wide variety of the museums in London. These included being a, Front of House Intern at the Foundling Museum, Collections Management Intern at the Horniman Museum, Gallery Assistant at Somerset House, and Conservation Volunteer with UCL Library Special Collections of old and rare books.
The UCC More Able and Talented Coordinator Mrs Jo Jenkins and the students are really looking forward to this new opportunity and we are so grateful to Hannah for agreeing to share her valuable time and expertise with us.