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Hannah Tummons

Hannah took the apprenticeship route and then studied BSc Business Management for the Equine industry at University Centre Bishop Burton before joining our Schools Liaison and Outreach Team. This means she can offer students a wealth of first-hand experience across a variety of study options.


Adam Spencer

"I’m quite new to life here at Bishop Burton. My background is in zookeeping. After completing my BSc in Animal Management, I was a keeper at Yorkshire Wildlife Park for over 10 years. During my time there I worked with some incredible animals, including their famous polar bears! Caring for rare and extraordinary animals was incredible, as was the chance to work on the front line of animal conservation."

“When I decided to become a lecturer I chose Bishop Burton because of the facilities. There’s an amazing variety of species here, both domestic and exotic, which is perfect for giving students an all-round knowledge of animal management.

“Teaching here is fantastic. I work with students from Levels 1 to 3. I love supporting the students to pursue their diverse interests; they get to experience working with all creatures great and small. With so much hands-on experience in the bank, they’re set up well to progress to study a degree.”

Kira Richer

“In my role as an Equine Lecturer and Course Manager, I teach across a range of topics. Whether I’m at the head of the classroom or out in the yard, I’m happy to be sharing my knowledge and experience with our students.

“Outside of my role at the college, I’m also a BHS stage 5 coach, meaning I’m able to support riders across all the equine disciplines to improve their confidence and skills in the saddle. Being able to share this industry knowledge with my students is really beneficial to help them become confident equestrians."

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James Smith

"I studied Agriculture and Rural Studies at degree level, before running my own mixed arable and beef farm, which has been a brilliant opportunity to apply training, and has demonstrated how important high-quality agriculture courses are to succeeding in industry.

“It’s great seeing students come from across the UK to take advantage of the great courses and facilities we have on offer here. My favourite part? Our working commercial farm. It’s expanding and developing constantly, and really is an amazing resource for helping to illustrate farming techniques to our learners."

Ortis Deley

We're delighted to introduce this year's special guest, Ortis Deley. Ortis is in his tenth year of hosting Channel 5's very popular The Gadget Show. 

As well as appearing on our screens weekly on The Gadget Show, Ortis has co-hosted the sell-out live version of the show on numerous occasions at Birmingham’s NEC, performing to over 75,000 guests at the 5-day event.

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Adele Sewell

"Inspiring the next generation of educators and continuing to develop active learning techniques is my goal. I currently have a Masters degree in education which I undertook whilst working in the primary school sector.

With a varied and multi-levelled teaching career, Adele is a first-class educator who inspires confidence and determination in her students. Adele leads all of our teaching programmes here at the college, coaching students at all levels to reach and exceed their goals.

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