Attended Portsmouth College of Technology after leaving Hilsea Secondary Modern School (failed 11+ twice!). It was a great institution amazing staff who encouraged me to continue my studies from GCE ‘O’ Level – obtained GCE ‘A’ levels in Mathematics and Physics. Portsmouth was accredited to offer honours external degrees of the University of London and was brave enough to enrol – gained a good 2.1 and went to Essex University to study for PhD in Physics – another great institution brand new with committed staff. After a few stints in post doc research, science lab technician and supply teacher in London entered the FE section and made a career reaching position of Principal of very large college in the NW until I fell foul to the Blair Government for amongst things being too passionate and out spoken about technical education. Took early retirement and enjoy writing, developing this website, learning Mandarin and doing the odd spot of voluntary work in technical education.
Richard Evans PhD. BSc (Hons). PGCE. MEd. DMS. FInstPhy. FInstLM. FCGI. Companion CIPHE