As you'll see below, we love to hear what our past pupils are doing after they leave. If you used to be a student at Victoria College then please get in touch. You can email your story - and a photo please! - to email@example.com. Please invite other past pupils to do the same.
Flora Delargy, a former pupil of Victoria College Belfast has won the Citi Group Award for being the Highest Performing Student on Placement as part of her MSC in Financial Services at the Ulster University Business School. It was a proud moment for Flora’s father, UTV’s Business Correspondent Jamie Delargy, as he had completed the same course at the School ten years previously. The Award was presented at the annual Ulster University Business School’s Student Awards event organised by the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics. Also pictured is Professor Marie McHugh, Dean of the Ulster University Business School.
Corrie left VCB in 2006 and completed her degree in Psychology BA (Hons) at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow in 2010. After graduating Corrie headed to Berlin to satisfy her cultural and historical curiosity. She stayed there worked her way up the ladder of the hotel and tourism industry having started out mixing cocktails at a 5-star hotel.
Corrie changed fields about seven months ago to work in Innovation Strategy and Marketing. Corrie is currently running workshops and doing public speaking about Creativity and Haptic Thinking, writing articles and press releases, organising events.
Louise left VCB in 2001 and obtained her law degree from Queens University Belfast in 2005. She completed her professional qualifications at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queens and was admitted as a solicitor in 2008. Louise joined the litigation department of C&H Jefferson Solicitors in September 2008. Louise is congregational secretary in her local church where she is also involved in youth organisations and fundraising projects.
Tessa left VCB in 2005 and studied Fashion Design at Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design until 2010.
She is now Creative Director at Archie Foal, a luxury British knitwear company in London she started with Julian Turner.
Niamh left VCB in 2002 and went to QUB to take an undergraduate degree in Psychology. During this time her particular area of interest was recovery after Brain injury so after finishing her undergraduate degree, she completed two summer research internships at Harvard University and Boston University. The studies she was involved in were focused around learning and memory in individuals with Brain injuries. After completing her internships she started a PhD in 2006 at Queens University Belfast, looking into the neurological aspects of stroke rehabilitation. After finishing in 2010, Niamh became a Lecturer in Stroke Recovery at the University of East Anglia.
Kirsty left VCB in 2004 and went to Queen’s University Belfast, without a gap year to study a 3 year honours degree in Social Work. Kirsty graduated in summer 2007 and commenced work in her first social work post in Belfast in October 2007.
Suzan left VCB in 2001 and went to Queen’s University Belfast where she obtained a first class Bsc Hons in Biological Sciences. She currently works in AFBI as a Senior Scientific Officer in the Veterinary Sciences Division. She manages 2 labs, statutory testing on behalf of DARD for tuberculosis and brucellosis in cattle. She is also carrying out research into the development of new methods of detection of tuberculosis in cattle.
Sarah left VCB in 2006 and studied Nursing at Queens University Belfast achieving a first class honours degree. She works as a Staff Nurse in Belfast City Hospital. She is studying for a Masters (part-time) in 'Developing Practice in Healthcare'.
Leanne left VCB in 2005. She graduated in Medicine in 2010 from Queen’s University Belfast and got married in 2012. She is presently a Trainee Doctor in Emergency Medicine.
Candy left VCB in 2002 and studied for a Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Technology at QUB. She worked for HSBC Technology (System Testing, Developer in Credit Risk), Citi Group (Support and Developer in Credit Risk) and is currently working in NYSE Euronext in Belfast as a Production Engineer.
Lois left in 2007 and went on to study Language and Linguistics at Ulster University. She graduated with a 2:1 and went straight to Oxford to study to be a Primary school teacher. She graduated in 2011 and moved to London to teach in a preparatory school. Lois is currently applying for a Masters in Education.
Andrea left VCB in 2001. She is now living and working in Fortaleza, Brazil and has recently completed her professional doctorate in education. She works as an independent critical global educator, involved with a non-profit organisation called IPOM, which stands for Instituto Povo do Mar. IPOM is an organisation inspired by surfing to bring informal educational opportunities to children and young people. Fluent in Portuguese, Andrea works with children aged from 6-16 years old who live in a violent and marginalized favela community in a city of over 3 million people. Andrea teaches English and IPOM also offers classes in Maracatu drumming, Art and computers as well as providing psychological support for students. In this context Andrea also works to educate university students from Europe and North American who come with an interest in development education. She works to develop critical awareness of ethical responsibility between cultures and also teaches research methods and ethics to undergraduates.
Victoria left VCB in 2002, studied medicine at Imperial College London and graduated in 2008. She qualified in 2013 as a GP. She married in 2009 and had her first baby in January 2014. She still plays violin and piano. Since then she has been playing in a progressive rock/ambient band. She still does art, but lately it is more down the knitting line than the painting and drawing line. She lives in Kent.
Catherine Marsden left VCB in 1996 and went on to study Architecture at the University of Dundee obtaining BSc in Architecture in 1999. She returned to Belfast to complete her 'year out' practical training. Catherine continued her studies in Architecture at Dundee and graduated with BArch (Hons) in 2002. She has spent the intervening years working in practise in Northern Ireland completing her studies through Queens University Belfast where she achieved RIBA Part 3 in 2004 and the right to use the title 'Architect'. Since 2006 Catherine has been working for Samuel Stevenson & Sons in Belfast. The practice have a long history and a strong reputation within the education sector including recent projects at Victoria College.
2013 was a busy year for Catherine. She became Mrs Doyle in early April when she married Patrick and had a baby boy Evan Joseph in December. She qualified as a CDM Co-ordinator in 2007