Thomas Sands

Thomas Sands

Before I came to college I was involved with community based charity work in an administration role. I really enjoyed working with the charity, and I wanted to gain more knowledge about the financial side of the business, and to improve my career prospects.

I absolutely loved college. It was a great experience, partly due to the lecturers encouragement and the fact that as a class, we bonded really well, helping each other for the duration of the course.

Taking part in a work experience placement for the Money for Life, Credit Union really boosted my confidence. The project helped young people to improve their money management skills.

I would definitely recommend the College and have already encouraged friends to study there. There is a fantastic community spirit at the College, the lecturers are great, providing help every step of the way, and I have made some great friends.

To win this award is really unexpected. It’s fantastic and I’m really happy to have won. I’m planning to achieve professional exams, with a view to having a career in accounting.

Thomas’ lecturer said “Thomas was so inspired by his involvement in the Money for Life project that he has been volunteering as an ambassador. He has travelled Scotland promoting money management and mentoring teams who want to make a difference in their communities. He has volunteered to roll out the project at the Ayr Campus this year. Thomas is a great example for any student looking to see how they can make a difference in their community.”