Philip studied first as a practical engineer in fabrication and welded. He specialised in structural fire protection, visiting Nuclear plants and oil platforms amongst other interesting locations.
Philip then studied at Northampton Nene College attaining an HND in Electro-Mechanical Engineering
Philip then went on to teach Practical and technician studies at Tresham Institute where he became course co-ordinator for BTEC studies.
During this time Philip gained a B.Eng (Hons) from Coventry University and Cert. Ed. FE&HE with Leicester University via Nene College.
Philip then went into school teaching helping to launch vocational engineering courses in local schools and teaching Design Technology to ‘A’ level. During this time Philip qualified to ‘QTS’ in state funded schools.
In 2009 Philip was recruited as Consortium co-ordinator for the Northampton Town consortium for the New Diploma in Engineering, based at Kingsthorpe College and responsible for four schools in the town, acting with Northampton College.
After deciding to take partial retirement for family reasons, Philip was recruited by the University of Northampton, Engineering Dept.
Philip is acting as co-ordinator with the HNC Franchise at Northampton College.
He is now teaching 3 days a week, specialising in Manufacturing, Materials, 1st year Mechanical Science, and Project work.
BSc and HND/HNC Engineering. Teaching on the following Modules.
- First Year Mechanical Principles.
- Engineering Materials
- Manufacturing and Manufacturing Systems
- HND/HNC Projects
- Final Year Projects and Dissertations
- Responsibilities for Co-ordination of HNC franchise at Northampton College.
Philip is currently teaching a new Manufacturing Module which he has helped format.
Part of this is the use of innovative Manufacturing System simulation software.