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Richard Sharp
Secondary school:
Newsome High School
  • Where do you live now?
  • Huddersfield
  • Which Kirklees College site did you go to?
  • Huddersfield Annex (former site)
  • What course?
  • BTEC Diploma in Art and Design, completed in 1986.
  • Where do you work now?
  • The Sharp Agency, Media Centre, Huddersfield
  • What's your job title?
  • Creative partner and owner
  • What do you do?
  • I have overall management of the business, secure new contracts and work with our clients to design the right creatives.
  • What was Kirklees College like?
  • The open and creative nature of the course allowed me to proactively develop my own thinking. I had a brilliant tutor who supported me all the way, she was the best tutor I have ever had anywhere. My tutor totally understood how to inspire and encourage her students and how to prepare them for the next stage of their education or career.
  • Has the course helped you get where you are now?
  • It was a brilliant grounding in creative thinking and confidence building and was a great way to start my career.
  • Why did you choose Kirklees College?
  • I was impressed by the quality of the art and design faculty.
  • If you could give advice to students in their final two years of school, what would you say?
  • The faculty of art and design just keeps getting better and better so I would encourage anyone to seriously consider studying at Kirklees College.
Richard Sharp