Media student Jack Griffiths has been recognised by his tutors for overcoming the challenges of learning in lockdown and making impressive progress.
Jack, who studies the Level 2 Media Diploma at Furness College’s Channelside campus, said he had developed his study skills and improved his own time-management.
“It was a new way of learning which I wasn’t used to and it was difficult at first,” he said. “However, the tutors made communicating easy as they were always there to help me and to answer any questions that I had.”
Due to the swift suspension of face-to-face teaching due to the global pandemic, Jack found he didn’t have all the software installed on his computer to enable him to complete the work at home.
However he was quick to get in touch with college to raise this and is one of more than 50 students who borrowed a college laptop to ensure they could continue learning.
In order to keep a routine of college work flowing, Jack would email his tutors at time his lessons would usually start to check in and to see which work he needed to prioritise.
He is full of praise for his tutors saying: “The tutors were very helpful and showed me many examples to ensure my work met the criteria. Margaret Graveson was especially helpful as she ran through the different steps of each task.”
Jack used the circumstances to develop his own set of time-management skills, setting himself deadlines to complete unfinished work alongside any new work.
“Working from home has taught me to be more independent and has enabled me to use my own resources in order to get the work completed,” he said.
Jack has the ambition of working in the media industry in the future designing media graphics, producing flyers and posters and creating large presentations.
He wished the tutors well and he hopes to see them in September.
Head of Area Simon Irving said: “I kept seeing lots of praise comments from my team about Jack. He has done fantastically well during lockdown in terms of engaging remotely and the excellent work he has produced despite facing challenges. He has worked so hard and shown massive commitment to his studies in lockdown.”