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Joe Kirkwood

Level 3 Public Services student progressing to a BA (Hons) in International Politics

“I have enjoyed everything on the Extended Diploma in Public Services, so much that it is hard to say what has been best about it! It is such a diverse course; we’ve done all sorts of activities, everything from caving and climbing to law studies, fitness development and prison visits. The range of study is truly amazing.

The tutors on Public Services are incredible people and when I have had challenging times they have been so supportive. I do not know how they manage to do it, Public Services is a very popular course but they still manage to look after each individual’s needs. My school experience was very challenging for me, but due to this course I now have the confidence to progress to university.

I have chosen to study International Politics as it is something I have a deep interest in and there are lots of different pathways and areas that I can research. In the future I might consider the armed forces or perhaps a career within an embassy.”