Testimonials

Here are some comments from students, parents, schools, universities and colleagues – all received during the past five years.

“I wish more people had your passion and energy for making the world a better place and teaching young people to make good decisions!”

“I love it when you come to our school, you always bring so much.”

“Alan’s enthusiasm is contagious. He believes in young people and then they believe in themselves.”

“I would just like to say what an amazing presentation you did at Sussex on Monday and how it was probably the best and most effective I have ever seen.”

“You really are the gold standard for delivery of careers information.”

“Staff and students alike sing your praises and are so grateful for the time and care you put into talking to each group and each individual.”

“Thank you for always being there for me and helping me through all my needs!”

“Your talk was incredibly well-received by staff and students.”

“I am really happy to have had that one conversation 5/6 years ago with yourself which enabled me to not think so conventionally about the path I wanted to pursue.”

“The students have been raving about how great the day was with you yesterday.”

“Thank you for everything you have done for the school; you have been fantastic and absolutely indispensable.” 

“Thank you for all of your help throughout the UCAS process. I don’t think that I would’ve been able to do it without your advising!”  (from a client applying to UK universities from the USA as an international student)

“Thanks for your excellent contribution to our conference – delegates rated your sessions highly.”  

“You are always amazing.”

“Really enjoyed your presentation, as always. Love your enthusiasm. It’s infectious. Absolutely excellent.”

“Thank you for delivering such an inspiring session and keynote.”

“We had great feedback from the students – lots wanted the powerpoints and many said they were now thinking of different options, so we are very grateful.”

“Thank you Alan Bullock for the brilliant talk about options at 18!”

“The feedback from the girls was resoundingly positive.”

“Incredibly informative workshops”

“Thank you for your wisdom.”

“You were a breath of fresh air.”

“A few years ago you bowled me over when you came to our school …. your talk was inspirational and showed students, and parents, how to think outside the box. This has left a lasting memory for me.” 

“Thanks for being amazing.”

“Alan’s infectious enthusiasm was part of the reason that the evening was such a success! Thanks for inspiring our students, parents and staff!”

“Thank you very much for all the help you gave me with my personal statement. I’m very glad you were the person who helped me and I got an offer the day after I sent it off!”

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for helping me with my personal statement – there’s no doubt that your advice helped me to get these amazing offers.”  (including Cambridge!)

“You’ve been such a help and your advice has been brilliant.”

“I’m feeling so much more confident about my personal statement now, you’ve really helped.”

Alan has been so helpful. I look at people saying their statement is the hardest and most stressful thing they’ve ever had to do and I’m so grateful my experience hasn’t been that way.”

“We will always remain very grateful to you for guiding us through this stage of our lives.”  

“Without you, I wouldn’t be where I am now.” (Working as a doctor in Australia!) 

“I just want to say a MASSIVE thank you for yesterday. I know how much time and effort went into your talk and, as I knew it would be, it was brilliant!”

“Alan was a fantastic speaker and has inspired me, let alone the pupils.”

“The feedback from both staff and students was overwhelmingly positive.”

“Thank you so much for coming in this week – you made such a difference to the mood, confidence and aspirations of the girls and it was lovely to see them so engaged and excited both that evening and since.” 

“Thank you for the talk today, I found it very informative and extremely beneficial.”

“I must offer you my congratulations on a fine piece of work. With access to information and advice of this quality I am not surprised that the students make the  sound decisions that I have witnessed over recent years. You provide an essential part of their education and ability to succeed.”

“Thank you so much for all the brilliant help you have given Andrew – not to mention the peace of mind you have given me.”

“You have inspired me and motivated me.”

“Thank you for your presentation today, it was inspirational.”

“Your talks were a huge hit with students and teachers.”

“As ever, it was fantastic to have you here as part of our Careers Week. I hope you know how much we value your input.”

“Alan was very engaging and enthusiastic and we came away feeling re-energised about the work we do.”

“A great, engaging workshop on personal statements delivered by @alancareersguru” (posted  on Twitter)

“Thank you for your wonderful talks today, they were inspiring.”

“You deserve a bigger thank you card than this. Thank you for your great help.”

“I will never forget your kindness.”

“Excellent and inspirational.”

“Thank you for opening up all these options to me.”

“Your presentation was very inspirational to me personally and resonated closely with the reasons why I do this work.”

“Thanks Alan, brilliant, what would we do without you?”

“Your session was a breath of fresh air and I found your talk truly fascinating!”

“The students were really buzzing after Alan’s talk.”

“It’s a relief to know we have your help when we need it.”

“Thank you very much for last night’s talk – you were brilliant as per usual.” 

“You set me on the right path – more career advisors like you are needed!”

“My career path is in no small way down to your mentoring.”

Alan’s talk was spot-on, engaging, pertinent and full of excellent practical advice.”

“Just to let you know I got into Bristol to do economics, I am very happy and thankful for all your help!” 

“Thank you so much for all your help with applying to UCAS. It’s been a pleasure working on my personal statement with you as it’s such an important part of the application, but working on it with you gave me a lot of confidence and it somehow turned out to be exactly how I wanted it.”

“I can’t thank you enough for all the help and support you have given me over the past few weeks. I am so so happy with my personal statement now.”  

“Thanks so much for your help and guidance.  I’ve recommended you to friends and wouldn’t hesitate in doing so again.”

“I’m so much happier now and you’ve been such a great help. It can be quite daunting writing your personal statement for the first time, but if you have the right guidance then the job becomes a lot easier, so thank you again.”

“Your careers guy is excellent!” (posted on Twitter)

“Your talks were a rip roaring success!”

“Thank you so much. This has been extremely helpful. Words cannot express my gratitude!”

“We went from feeling very anxious to feeling calm, informed and empowered under Alan’s excellent and tactful guidance – he was a guide and a guru.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation yesterday and as a new Head of Sixth Form I found it very informative.” 

“Thank you for your time and efforts you’ve given to help us… we can’t thank you enough, honestly!”

“Just wanted to say thank you for giving that talk today on possible career options for the future, can honestly say it was one of the most helpful and informative two hours I’ve spent.” 

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for yesterday’s presentation.  Several of the students have already approached me, really enthusiastic about plans for next year and the opportunities you spoke about.”

“The guy who did the talk on alternatives to university was absolutely amazing – thank you for booking him!”

“He really knows his stuff!”

“Your talk has given me a big burst of energy!”

“Thanks for a great talk”

“Thanks @alancareersguru for 2 inspiring talks to fellow advisers at @sussexuni today” (posted on Twitter)

“I liked his enthusiastic way of telling us about the personal statement and his gift to inspire us with ideas for it without telling us how to write it.”

“When students were asked if we should invite Alan to speak again next year, 100% said yes.”

“I’m really glad you’re still helping to inspire young people – you rock!” (Cambridge Law graduate)

“You’re the best careers adviser in the world!”

The following comments are all from evaluations of my keynote presentation and workshop at the UCAS national conference in February 2015:

  • Very inspiring and grounded in real examples
  • Very interesting & informative
  • Outstandingly comprehensive knowledge of what is going on
  • Always enjoy listening to Alan – great resources to refer to
  • He was excellent
  • Very enthusiastic and effective speaker, clearly hasn’t lost his passion for careers guidance
  • Oozing enthusiasm!
  • Great information, would LOVE to get his powerpoint slides!
  • Enthusiastic and still passionate about careers guidance!
  • His passion and knowledge were immense and inspiring.

And this was from my presentation in Dubai in April 2015:

  • “I thought Alan Bullock was an exceptional speaker, really engaging for both children and adults, and full of really relevant information.” 
  • “I especially enjoyed listening to Mr Alan Bullock – he was lively, extremely informative & encouraging.”
  • “I thought the talk at the beginning of the evening on UK universities was so interesting and the speaker was brilliant.”
DSC08404

At The Student World Study Abroad Fair at the Business Design Centre in London in October 2014. Since then I have attended every one of these twice-yearly London events and have developed direct links with a range of overseas universities and advisory organisations. As my friend Rob Maat from Fontys International Business School in Venlo (NL) said to me: “Internationalization of education worldwide isn’t going to stop”.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s