Simon Gooch was a Sports student at City College Norwich from 2007 to 2009. During his time at college he completed a Sport and Exercise Science BTEC National Diploma.
Speaking of his experiences during and after CCN, Simon says:
“I was very excited to attend college and looked forward to my first day. Primarily it was because this was the first time education that I could study one subject (Sport) in more depth!
The educational process at CCN was rewarding primarily due to the inspirational staff and great group of friends I made!”
A future at University………
Having never considered University before attending CCN, by the end of his course, Simon knew that was going to be his next step.
He gained a place at the University of Bedfordshire where he achieved a First Class Honours in Sport and Exercise Science!
After finishing his degree, Simon secured a scholarship to undertake an MSc via Research which is now close to conclusion.
Additionally, Simon has also worked for the University of Bedfordshire supporting the ‘widening participation in higher education’ initiative.
Achieving his dreams!
Simon fulfilled his dream of going to an Olympic Games after he was chosen to be a Games Maker at London 2012. He had the lucky role of escorting wrestling athletes on to the mat!
Aside from education, Simon has done many other interesting things!
Travelling to South Korea, he stayed in a temple experiencing life within a Buddhist culture.
Currently, he is developing a ‘Community Health Champion’ role in a primary care setting to tackle health inequalities in the community.”
We are sure that many more interesting things will cross his path during his future journeys!