Hospitality degree students recruited to share their passion

31 January 2020

Four Higher Education students from Middlesbrough College have progressed into careers in the Hospitality & Catering team at College after impressing in their degree studies.

Beverley Murphy, Daniel Stevenson, Chantelle Raspison and Joanne Coupland are all now employed within the Hospitality & Catering team as Instructor Demonstrators, teaching Level 1-Level 3 students within the College after completing their BA (Hons) Hospitality Management degrees at Middlesbrough College. The four students are now progressing with their master’s degrees at Middlesbrough College in Hospitality & Tourism Management whilst working within the team part-time.

Molly Shaher, Head of Catering & Hospitality at Middlesbrough College said “It is brilliant that we have recruited home grown talent to teach our students at College and every member of staff will be educated to master’s degree level. They each bring industry experience and the fundamental theoretical and academic knowledge to their roles, which is essential. I am extremely proud of my team and what they have all achieved.”

Daniel Stevenson, an aspiring teacher, said “I would 100% recommend studying the Hospitality degree programme at Middlesbrough College. The teaching is excellent and my tutors have been incredibly supportive throughout my studies.

“I am really enjoying working part-time at the College as an Instructor Demonstrator and working in the Waterside Brasserie, the College’s training restaurant. It’s great to put the skills I am learning in the classroom into a real working environment.

“After I have completed my master’s degree I am planning to study for a PGCE at Middlesbrough College in order to achieve my career goal of becoming a teacher. The experience I am gaining from being an Instructor Demonstrator is brilliant and I can’t thank Middlesbrough College enough for giving me this fantastic opportunity.”

Beverley Murphy, who struggled with her confidence after coming back into education as a mature learner, said “I wanted to come back to education to better myself. I always thought College was just for young people but I’ve learnt that it’s never too late to do something for yourself and improve your life. I have loved every second of studying at Middlesbrough College and I love working as part of the Hospitality & Catering teaching team.

“I would definitely encourage older learners to consider coming back into education- I just wish I had done it sooner!”  

Chantelle Raspison and Joanne Coupland also decided to come back into education after working in industry in a variety of local restaurants and hotels.

Chantelle said “I decided to come back into education as I wanted a career and not just a job. Middlesbrough College has certainly provided this for me and I would definitely recommend the Higher Education courses at the College.”

Joanne said “Coming back into education has been challenging but so fulfilling. Middlesbrough College has provided me with a career that I adore and I’m so grateful for all the opportunities I have had whilst studying and working here.”

Find out more about studying a Hospitality & Catering Higher Education course at Middlesbrough College.



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