7th September 2004
Tourism has proved to be more than just a summer holiday for
Mirella Clark (24) has gained a first in European Tourism and has already taken up the position of Tourism Development Officer at West Lindsey District Council.
“The course covered such a lot,” said Mirella. “As well as learning Spanish, I studied the politics, geography, development and economics of the countries.
“During the second year I spent five months working in
Without A-levels Mirella was unsure if she would be accepted on the course.
“Applying for university was a last-minute decision,” explained Mirella. “I didn’t have A-levels but I had gained my NVQ level 2 in Business Administration at college and then gained my level 3 working at the hospital.
“Going to university really was the best decision I ever made. It was a great experience and I’d recommend it to others.
“I think that being a more mature student, not going straight from college, made me take the opportunity more seriously and I didn’t waste it.”
Mirella will graduate with other students from the Faculty of Business and Law on Wednesday 15th September at 7.30pm.
“Getting a first? Well, words can’t describe it really. When I opened the envelope I cried and so did my mother,” said Mirella.
“I was really shocked. Of course I hoped I would get a first because I put a lot of work in to it but, well, it really was a shock.”
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