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Many of our students have gone on to achieve great things since leaving college. Whether you've enjoyed academic success in Higher Education or career success in your chosen field, we'd love to hear from you.

Join a growing list of alumni

You may have studied at West Nottinghamshire College, as we are known today, but knew it by another name, such as:

  • Mansfield School (later College) of Art
  • Mansfield Technical College
  • Mansfield County Folk College
  • West Nottinghamshire Technical College
  • West Nottinghamshire College of Further Education

You may have studied full-time or part-time, or you may have taken a short course.

Wherever or whenever you studied with us, you are part of the college’s on-going success story and part of a community of former students (alumni).

Now we want to inspire current and future students with these inspirational stories of success.

If you are a former West Nottinghamshire College student and feel your achievements could help inspire others, please get in touch.

Alumni profiles

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    Shaun Wheatcroft

    Digital Media Marketing Executive - Confetti Media Group

    Twenty-five-year-old Shaun remembers life at West Nottinghamshire College very fondly. He originally studied a business and administration level 1 programme in 2006.

    Read the full interview

  • Cameron Lamb photo

    Cameron Lamb

    Patissier at Cake Boy, London

    Achieving his dream job at just 21 years of age, Cameron Lamb is delighted that his skills were recognised by a top pastry chef.

    Read the full interview

  • Paul Statham photo

    Paul Statham

    Acclaimed song-writer

    Paul, who studied business from 1978-80, has forged a career as an acclaimed song-writer – penning hits for international-selling artists such as selling Dido and Gabriella Cilmi.

    Read the full interview

  • Dan Martland photo

    Dan Martland

    Television cameraman

    Dan studied BTEC Media in 1998 and has since gone on to become a successful cameraman for ITV’s DayBreak show, based in New York.

    Read the full interview

  • Jason Holland photo

    Jason Holland

    Creative director of

    Jason studied the First Diploma in Art and Design from 1989-90 followed by the two-year HND in Graphic Design. He’s now the creative director at one of the world's top 10 most influential websites.

    Read the full interview

  • Jean Mountain photo

    Jean Mountain

    Owner of The Supreme Rubber Stamp Company

    Jean was a business studies student in 1984-85 and founded her highly-successful company in the year that she left college

    Read the full interview

  • Jim Kay photo

    Jim Kay

    Professional illustrator

    Jim studied General Art and Design from 1992-94, achieving the top grade in his studies. He is now an award-winning freelance illustrator.

    Read the full interview

  • Andrew Otter photo

    Andrew Otter

    CGI manager for JCB

    Andrew studied the two-year National Diploma in Photography between 1995 and 1997 at the college’s Chesterfield Road campus. Andrew is now CGI manager for JCB design works in Rocester.

    Read the full interview

  • Marcus Clarke photo

    Marcus Clarke

    FRSA - puppeteer

    Marcus studied at West Nottinghamshire College from 1977 to 1978 on the vocational graphics course at the Chesterfield Road campus.

    Read the full interview

  • Dr Tom Smith photo

    Dr Tom Smith

    British Society of Gastroenterology

    In 1992, Tom Smith joined the Access Course in Humanities at West Nottinghamshire College’s Chesterfield Road campus.

    Read the full interview

  • Andrew Dennis photo

    Andrew Dennis

    Founder and owner of GigaCrete

    Andrew studied art and design from 1966-69 at the Mansfield School of Art based at the college’s Chesterfield Road campus.

    Read the full interview

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By sharing your story you may be asked to appear as a case study on our website or within college publications, or invited to speak to current students about career paths.

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Why choose West Notts?

Best college for A Levels value added* in the East Midlands

£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

In the top 10% of all providers nationally for apprenticeships

Second for vocational value added* in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

90% of students move into a positive destination

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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