From Squaddie to Student
Dodds is the first in his family to go to University – and he has proved to be
a first class student, winning prizes along the way and gaining a first in his
spent over a decade in the Army seeing service around the world and also worked
in the airline industry before reading for an Engineering degree at the
University of Leicester.
he is on course to continue in education, having enrolled for a postgraduate
qualification to qualify as a teacher. He
said: “I didn’t do particularly well at school, and left at 16 to train for
work in the airline industry.
“I joined the Army two years later and
stayed for 12 years, doing a BTech in engineering along the way. I wanted to
enhance my career options and that is why I applied to the University of
Leicester to study Engineering.
I found it quite difficult to adjust to the work ethic at first, I felt I was
more work orientated than the rest of the students who were relatively more
focused on social life.
has been great taking the plunge into higher education and I would recommend it
will receive his degree at 11.00 on Friday, July 11 at the De Montfort Hall,
can be contacted on 0777 5844137
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