Graduate David’s new venture as underwater photographer

David Morgan, who has set up his own underwater photography business after graduating as a mature student.
David Morgan, who has set up his own underwater photography business after graduating as a mature student.
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A MATURE student from the Ribble Valley is to make a splash as an underwater photographer after setting up his own business.

David Morgan, from Brockhall Village, has started hosting landscape and underwater photography workshops across Lancashire and Yorkshire after gaining a first class degree in Photographic Media at University Centre at Blackburn College. And the 53-year-old, who had to leave his previous job due to ill health, is even hosting his own exhibition to mark the launch of his career.

David said: “I have always wanted to get a degree, I just needed the time and motivation to do it. After going to see the College’s end of year art show, I was bowled over by the teachers and talented students and I knew I had to go for it.

“I have enjoyed every minute of the three years, especially the enthusiasm and inspiration of my fellow students, and I have made some very good friends.”

David is currently hosting an exhibition at the Green Room at Barton Grange Garden Centre.

Meanwhile the University Centre at Blackburn College is celebrating its most successful year yet, with more than one in 10 students graduating attaining the coveted First Class honours for their three-year degrees at the college.