10th December 2015
York College Ashfields restaurant coordinator Rianne Hughes is to appear in one of six different Higher York videos focusing on the benefits of Higher Education. Rianne, a York College graduate, shares her educational story to encourage teachers and prospective students to consider university level study.
Rianne gives an interesting and valuable insight into her educational journey which began, aged 17, working in the catering industry. Some years later she embarked on a Foundation Degree in Hospitality Management, studying part-time around her full-time career. Broadening her horizons, Rianne then progressed to a BA (Hons) Business Management degree, followed by several teaching qualifications. Her experience and qualifications have enabled her to combine her interests in a career she enjoys.
The Higher York Network for Collaborative Outreach (which consists of York College, The University of York, York St John University, Askham Bryan College and Craven College) encourages young people to think about further study after the age of 18. It does this by working with young people, and their teachers, in schools and colleges across York and North Yorkshire.
The video, which is filmed and produced by Digifish, captures Rianne at work in York College’s Ashfields restaurant. The footage will be available on the Higher York website (www.higheryork.org) for teachers and young people to view at their convenience. Paul Murphy, Associate Director of Higher York, said, “I am very grateful to York College, and particularly to Rianne, for contributing to this project. Her lively and authentic voice will now be heard by students across York and North Yorkshire.”