Joel Brayford, 34, is Design Manager for Heyrod Construction Ltd based in Chadderton. He has worked there since leaving school at 16 and originally studied part time to ONC level.
Returning to study an HNC Construction at UCO in 2010, Joel enjoyed the UCO experience so much that he decided to continue his studies through to the BSc (Hons) Construction and Project Management. Joel’s hard work and commitment paid off as he graduated with 1st Class Honours.
“The best thing about UCO was having a university facility on my doorstep which gave me the flexibility to study part time whilst still working and earning. Lecturers were always helpful and always on hand to assist and guide you if you needed it” said Joel.
Joel also recounted his most memorable experience: “Surveying the Oldham Town Hall prior to the major cinema redevelopment was challenging and rewarding. Seeing all that history of Oldham in just one building was amazing.”