Ellen went to another College straight from school to study A levels, but decided she didn't like how similar it was to school. She started researching alternative qualifications and Event Management jumped out at her - it was a completely new subject she hadn't studied before, and it sounded like something where her creativity could thrive.
As soon as Ellen started the course she knew it was for her. Her favourite part is actually running an event - she had no idea she would be involved in so many, from small-scale to large events! So far Ellen has organised coffee mornings, halloween parties, awards evenings, a Christmas fayre and a College trip to Thorpe Park.
Ellen says she feels a sense of pride to see everything come together at an events, especially after months of planning. She prefers the methods of teaching at Eastleigh College compared to her previous college, and has learned a range of skills including communication, networking, marketing and design.