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Before I came to the College I wasn’t really happy in the jobs I was doing. I was doing a lot of dead-end jobs. I was unhappy at work and felt I wasn’t really going anywhere. My wife had been saying for a while that I should go back to college and try to do something different.

I decided to take her advice and applied for two courses: Administration and Information Technology, and Sound Production. I got into the latter which I was happy with as I’ve always had an interest in Sound Production and thought this course would give me the skills needed to start a new career.

I’ve been to college before and got an HNC in Accounting & Finance. I knew I would have to then get a degree to get further up the ladder and I wasn’t really happy to do that. Doing this, I thought I would change industry into something that I enjoy a bit.

I’ve got into the University of the West of Scotland in Paisley for music technology so hopefully I’ll get the degree next year and then I don’t know about doing the honours year, we’ll see how it goes.

A lot of freelance work is out there. My main goal though is to get into lecturing and teach what I’ve been taught - that’s the end goal I would say.

I loved doing the course. I was always quite prompt with my assignments, everything was handed in pretty quickly, I didn’t have any resits, I got a good mark for my graded unit and I did genuinely really enjoy it.

I definitely enjoyed my time at Ayrshire College.