Dennis Temple studied at City College Norwich from 1973-75. During his time at college he studied for an Ordinary National Diploma in Building & Construction.
He tells us
“I have strong memories of making an accurately scaled model of the College which was placed in the College reception area for quite a few years afterwards.
It was made from balsa wood and we left a few mementos and messages inside it!
After leaving College I backed Lemmy & Motörhead!
I’m now a National & Global Technical Sales Director for a top UK Irrigation company.”
Colin Kerrison was a City College Norwich student from 1972 to 1980. He started studying engineering before changing direction and taking a construction course until 1974. As part of his course he studied Carpentry and Joinery and continued with General Building Studies until 1980.
“My abiding memories of my student days are of fun times, fantastic staff and learning new skills!
Whilst studying my Wood Trades lecturer, John Allen, stood out because of his cool, calm approach and his ability to encourage everyone to improve their skills.
Towards the end of my studies a lecturer called Hank McLaughlin was instrumental in advising I could become a lecturer. Following his advice, I took a year out to study and became a qualified lecturer and embarked on a new career.
Thank you Hank.”
Having finished his studies at City College Norwich, Colin attended Garnett College in London to train as a teacher. On qualifying, his first teaching job was at the Alderman Peel High School, Wells-Next-the-Sea.
In December 1986, Colin joined City College as a lecturer spending 25 very happy years teaching and supporting students. In addition, he became involved in many aspects of College life, in particular the Staff Association and was twice elected Chairman.
He tells us
“The Quiz & Chips evenings we ran were legendary – raising hundreds of pounds for charity.
Nowadays, Colin is a lecturer at Easton & Otley College also finding time to be a trustee at the City of Norwich Aviation Museum.
Dr Saul Humphrey was a student at City College Norwich from 1983 to 1986, during which time he studied for his ONC and HNC in Construction.
“I have so many memories of my time at College, for example: the introductory brickwork, carpentry and decorating course. I can remember many classmates, the vast majority of whom stayed in the Construction industry and many have very senior leadership positions.
Since leaving City College I completed my Master’s Degree (MSc) in Construction Management at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh and my Doctorate (PhD) in Corporate Strategy at Loughborough University. I have also been a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS); Chartered Builder (FCIOB); Fellow of Institute of Civil Engineers (FICE); Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb); Adjudicator; Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv).
I am currently Regional Director of R G Carter (the company that sponsored me when I originally joined City College, Norwich).”