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I’m from Galway in Ireland, and when I first moved to Ipswich, I didn’t really know anyone other than my family. I was a massive loner! That’s why I started training - I wanted something that would occupy my time. Back in Ireland, I was involved with sports all my life. I was ...

I am currently studying the BSc (Hons) Bioscience degree and I decided to do this course as I really like to be involved in genetics and in biotechnological research. This has always been a dream of mine since leaving high school and this course is a great way of getting into it. H...

Heidi is the Games Hub manager, within the Business Engagement and Entrepreneurship team at IWIC. Heidi works with the  3rd year computer games design and programming students to deliver business and entrepreneurial skills as well as running the Tranzfuser (UK Games Fund) programme...

I joined the Evening and Weekend team in September 2018. I have a degree in Modern Languages (French and Spanish), and before working here I taught English as a foreign language to children and adults in Madrid. You can usually find me at the Helpdesk or shelving books. My role in t...

I started working for Learning Services as a member of the Evening and Weekend Team in September 2018. Since then, I have picked up further daytime duties. On a day-to-day basis, you will find me assisting with the completion of the library’s administrative tasks (processing inter...

Marco is an architect (ARB registered) and urban planner, holds a PhD in Architecture, Theories and Project from Sapienza University of Rome, with a thesis on the industrial landscape. He was previously Honorary Associate at the Department of Geography and Planning of the University...

I was told in high school that I would never make it to university because of my dyslexia. They told me to find more practical routes or something hands-on, like construction. I was going through testing at school for my dyslexia, but the person who was doing my testing left, so I h...

Rob Brooks, an inventive entrepreneur, started his first business at the age of nine and retired from commercial life at the age of 55 following his wife’s diagnosis of advanced lung cancer. It was his exposure to clinical and palliative care that helped him understand that not al...

Richard Carter was Chair of Governors at West Suffolk College for six years. He served as a Board member for 16 years and retired from the Corporation last July. During his time as a governor, West Suffolk College became a founding partner in the drive to create the University of Su...

Annie Clements has over 30 years’ experience in working with both Young People and with Disability. Founder of the multiple award-winning Social Enterprise Autism & ADHD based in Ipswich, she is both a national and international speaker. Annie has been involved in several rese...

Born in Ipswich in 1935, Patricia attended Orwell Junior School and Nacton Road Secondary Modern Girls School. Patricia went to her first Ipswich Town match at Portman Road after World War II in 1946 with her father. In 1954 she applied and was successful in gaining the post of Secr...

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