The Ethos of St David's College, from past students

In line with St David’s Catholic College’s mission statement “a Catholic college for the community seeking to discover and realise the full potential of all, in an atmosphere of love, service and respect inspired by Christ,” former students of the College, from two of our partner schools, comment on their experiences of the ethos of the College. In addition, they highlight their experience of our College’s aim to provide students with opportunities for academic, spiritual and moral growth during their studies at Further Education level.

Meg Harrington (Former Corpus Christi and St David’s student who graduated in MA English Literature in 2019, University of Oxford)

“St David’s Catholic College managed to at once make its Catholic ethos felt in day-to-day life, and established an atmosphere of acceptance. I went on pilgrimage to Lourdes with a group from the College three times, and for each there the reasons for attending were different. For some it was faith, some curiosity, and some to help elderly and vulnerable pilgrims have a full and restorative experience. The whole group were welcomed and gained something beautiful from their time in Lourdes. This was possible because of St David’s ethos of faith and acceptance.”

Katelin Collins (Former St Richard Gwyn and St David’s student who graduated in BA History in 2017, University of Sussex)

“I was welcomed as a Year 11 St Richard Gwyn student to travel to Lourdes with the College group so I was well-aware of the strong community-focus that the College promotes before my enrolment. Throughout my time as a student of the College, St David’s offered me the community atmosphere in which to realise my full potential as a student, both spiritually and academically. Inspired by my experience of studying within a Catholic education system, since graduating from the University of Sussex, I have completed a PGCE and now work as a History and Humanities Teacher in a faith-based school in Sussex.”

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