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Heather Ferguson

Graduating year : 2017 Course : Celtic Studies The SWAP course was a great opportunity for me. It really helped to build my confidence. It also gave me a chance to finally begin learning Gaelic, […]

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Ian Stoddart

Graduating year : 1987. Course : Diploma in Liberal Studies. By the time I reached my early twenties I was in a serious rut. I’d left school with virtually no qualifications or prospects, drifting from […]

Bruce Woods
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Bruce Woods

I will always regard my time at Newbattle as a special one in my life. I was there in the years 1979-1981 and the experience was one I shall always remember because of the great […]

Stuart Raymond
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Stuart Raymond

My year at Newbattle, 1969/70, opened up so many new and exciting prospects! I went on to university and a career as an academic librarian, before turning my attention to writing numerous handbooks and manuals […]

Leroy Carter
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Leroy Carter

A while ago I had a high school education and limited opportunities. A year at Newbattle changed all that and opened up so many new and exciting prospects. After Newbattle I successfully completed a journalism […]

Patrick Russell
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Patrick Russell

I’ve said it so  many times in the past 40 years, Newbattle, quite simply, changed my life. It gave me belief in myself (in the guise of my wonderful History tutor Ian McDougall), and a […]

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Joan Macdonald (nee Macrae)

Newbattle will always hold a special place in my heart.  I was a resident student there from 1960-1962 and am probably its youngest ever, being only 17 when admitted. Via Heriot-Watt and Moray House, I […]

Joanne Thomson
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Joanne Thomson

I went to Newbattle in 1998?? and met a diverse and interesting bunch of people. I had two young children so travelled in from the Borders every day. My subjects then were Drama in Scotland, […]

Julie Grant
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Julie Grant

I was a residential student at Newbattle Abbey College in 1998/99, obtaining a Diploma in Scottish Studies.  It was the subject matter of the classes at Newbattle Abbey that attracted me to the college, as […]

Anastasja Katsinova
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Anastasja Katzinova

I joined Newbattle in 2007 at the age of 27, having left school at 13 due to difficult circumstances in my life. The years in between were spent either unemployed or working in low paid, […]