Alumni Testimonies

Read of God’s goodness through the stories of our alumni. Want to add your own testimony? Use this form here and we will approve your testimony to appear in the near future.

I came to Nexus in 2002 and spent two years at the college. I had my faith transformed during this time and the community gave me so many things, including a passion for singing, a knowledge of scripture, and lifelong friends. After finishing Nexus, I trained to become a primary school teacher, and I’m now RE curriculum lead at a multi-academy trust in Coventry; overseeing the RE material and teaching across five different primary schools. The schools I work in are now known for their excellence in their RE provision, and I regularly present my methods on a local and national scale at a variety of educational workshops and conferences. Integrating Christian values and ethics into primary education is something I’m really passionate about, and it was Nexus that gave me much of the knowledge and many of the tools I use on a day-to-day basis in my work. I am truly grateful for Nexus and for everything it has done me. I wouldn’t be where I am now without it.
Sarah Ashworth
2001 - 2002
I studied at Nexus in 2010-2011. In the years running up to the Open Day I came across Nexus a couple of times, one was through an advert in a magazine and the other was through one of my closest friends years later saying “Scott, you will love this!” Nexus was one of the most fruitful times in my life. It impacted me in a way that I didn’t see coming. It shaped my character as well as nurturing an array of skills, techniques and disciplines that equipped my musicianship. A key element I received at Nexus was gaining lifelong friendships and support I had during my time there. Since Nexus I have developed a passion for live music, particularly through worship and the local and wider church. I’ve been involved with playing at International summer camps abroad and playing at National Christian festivals like Spring Harvest and New Wine. I became part of a worship collective called Room 1 Project; a bunch of singer-songwriters and musicians from the Black Country, getting together just to worship and organically, choruses and songs were birthed and written. We were fortunate to be involved with leading worship in a variety of churches and national festivals. I now work with young people in formal and informal education settings. My passion is to see the current and next generation of young people reach their God-given potential through education and music in the form of lifelong learning.
Scott Bell
2010 - 2011