Two alumni helped mark the 10th anniversary of University Campus Barnsley (UCB) at its recent Open Day.

Amanda Ogley and Rachel Davison, both 45, were among the first learners to study at the campus after it was established in 2005 and returned to UCB when it opened its doors to the public last month.

Amanda gained a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Humanities and Rachel completed a BA (Hons) in Humanities from UCB before branching out into their current careers.

Amanda, of Hoyland Common, is an Information Officer at Barnsley College providing information, advice and guidance about the college’s courses while Rachel, of Darfield, is a Course Leader in the college’s Teacher Training department.

Amanda said: “My HND helped me to move into my current position at the college which I really enjoy and which gives me the opportunity to help other people and see them progress. I was the only student in my class when I started my studies at UCB, so it is great to see how it has grown and developed over the last decade.”

Rachel added: “I wouldn’t have got to where I am now without going to UCB. The tutors were outstanding and I was able to study in a parent-friendly environment which was perfect for me. UCB is ideal for people who want a university experience which is tailored to their individual needs.”

Find about more about the range of HNC/Ds and degrees on offer at UCB at the next Open Day on Monday 17 August (11.00am-2.00pm). Register here to attend the Open Day.

Call 01226 216 165 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk for more information on UCB.