It's 5.30pm on Friday 17th June, and in a few minutes I will formally be on annual leave. For me this is the end of the academic year - exam results were posted for the College's students today. Congratulations to all students who passed their exams - especially those graduating this year. For some students, the year is not quite finished as they are facing repeat exams in August. The summer will be tough - I speak from experience on this, my summers of 1979 and 1980 were mostly spent studying for repeats. Not much fun, but the good news is that with hard work and effort you will get through.
2010/2011 was my 8th academic year in NCI - a year in which I had more students than in any other year. I had more exams and assessments to mark, but that goes with the territory. I look forward to new challenges and new programmes in 2011/2012.
Here's to another academic year!