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Date Posted: 05/05/2020 | Posted In: College News, Student News

Exams may be cancelled, but your future is still important to us here at The Sixth Form Bolton. Which is why we want to celebrate one of our students who has worked very hard at her placement.

Samina completed an astonishing 350 hours at the Science and Industry Museum just before lockdown was introduced. We are all extremely proud of ALL the hard work and dedication she has shown and we are certain that her future will be very bright.

This is what Samina had to say about her placement:

“It was an incredible experience having the opportunity to inspire and communicate with the visitors. I left the building after each day on placement with a new fact or lesson I had learnt from either the extraordinary exhibitions or from the help I received from the team!

Completing this placement has helped me grow as a person and recognise and acknowledge a different aspect of the world. I recently had an interview at the University of Manchester where I was able to talk about the skills I have developed during my Industry Placement, for example, learning how to communicate with different age groups and improving my confidence, especially working as part of a team.

I got to talk about how my role at the museum has allowed me to inspire different generations of visitors to take an interest in STEM subjects. It was amazing to learn that I had received an offer from the University of Manchester as it is very competitive and rare to secure a place from studying a BTEC course, this proved that hard work really does pay off and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without completing the Industry Placement, I would do it all over again if I could!” 

We also want to add a BIG thank you to our Careers team who put in a lot of hard work to ensure that Students get the right experience for their chosen career paths and are there with the students every step of the way.

Finally, we would like to say thank you to Katie Powell – the Volunteer Manager at the Science and Industry Museum for all the hard work she has put in. As well as stating that more placements could be on the horizon!

“Students on placement with the Science Museum Group have the opportunity to gain valuable transferable skills to support their career development and increase their knowledge and awareness of science and its relationship to our everyday lives, as well as being inspired by our world class collections and amazing museums. I look forward to welcoming more students to join our volunteer programme in the future.”