Robert Barr

Robert Barr

I had recently been made redundant from an administration job and already had some knowledge of the technical aspects of computing. Looking for a new challenge, I came to college to gain more qualifications and increase my chances of making a change in career.
Skills that I learnt during my time at college include PC maintenance, Microsoft certification, networking and Oracle databases. On top of this, I undertook further industry qualifications, all of which have helped me to achieve my academic goals.


The work placement involved helping the college’s ICT department to update systems, refurbish and set up new PCs. It was a rewarding experience, and it was great to be involved with a team of like-minded people.


I enjoyed college and miss my time there having met some great people, especially classmates and lecturers. I would not hesitate to recommend the College. It’s a great place to study.


I was very surprised to have won this award. I put in a lot of hard work, so to be recognised for it is fantastic.


I am now looking to get more professional qualifications with a view to working in a technical support role with an IT company, such as Oracle.


Robert’s lecturer said “Playing a major part in the project to refurbish college machines, he demonstrated skills that would normally be associated with an experienced technical support expert. This project was undertaken at a very busy time of year when many students were taking a break before the demands of the final term, and Robert would always take time to support his peers.”