Hard work pays off for Performing Arts student
The talents of Performing Arts student Delroy Ogiste have been highly sought after, with four different universities offering him places.
Delroy will complete his BTEC National Certificate in Performing Arts at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London at the end of May.
He has been accepted into the highly reputable London School of Film, Media and Performance at Regent’s College London and is very excited about this amazing opportunity to progress his education further.
Delroy said: “I’ll be studying a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies and Acting. I’ve managed to get a scholarship that covers the majority of fees, so that’s really helpful. It will be a great experience and I hope it will open more doors and lead to good job prospects.”
The 29-year-old was originally going to be a gym instructor but later changed his mind after attending Open Day at the College.
“I wanted to try something new and I’m so thankful I’ve had the chance to study Performing Arts. I like being able to leave an impression on people through performing. It’s a great way to express yourself and it’s almost a kind of therapy.”
Delroy has maintained a strong focus during his course despite going through difficult times. In recent years his father passed away and his brother was a victim of street crime. He delivered eulogies at both funerals and that’s when he realised he had the confidence to get up in front of a crowd of people.
“When I met with the staff at Regent’s College they were captivated by my story,” he said.
Delroy enjoys performing in showcases and delivering monologues. This week he represented the College at a national competition in Gloucester with two other Performing Arts students.
“This College has done a lot for me. I really feel like part of something here. My teacher Mark Spillane has been brilliant and as an older student I’ve had the chance to help others in my class too. I think if you work hard you reap the benefits,” he said.
- Last Updated: 14 May 2010