The friendships we make at Concord College can last a life-time. We believe that our students should continue to benefit from our vast and varied network long after they leave. We asked our Alumni “what makes Concord College special?” Take a look to see what some of them had to say.

Who: Gursel Karacor
Concord Alumni: 1988-1989
Nationality: Turkish
“When I attended Concord College, it was my first time in England, moreover my first time abroad. Concord not only helped me adapt to the English culture, but also to the international culture very fast, and that is a thing to last, and it did last. I have always benefited from that. I love my Concordian friends.”

Who: Mohammed Abdul Shafi
Concord Alumni: 1973-1975
Nationality: Jordanian
“Apart from the fact that Concord College has the highest educational standards, management, staff and more, it really has the elite & the cream level of students from many different countries who have added positively to the success of Concord College.”

Who: Reza Stephan Amiri
Concord Alumni: 1978-1981
Nationality: Iranian/Greek
“I think attending Concord was the best time span of my life. The best thing about Concord College is the international environment, meeting with other students from so many different countries. This has given me a much better understanding of the different cultures we have in this world. Today I work for a big international company travelling to many places in the world. It’s Concord College that gave me the confidence to be able to communicate with people having so many diverse cultures. This would not be possible if I had visited a local school. Also it is wonderful to have been at a college that has such a high educational standard, in which nearly all of the graduates achieve A grades and better. As a successful student at Concord, it gives you so many great opportunities to start to study at excellent universities around the world. Last but not least, it’s wonderful, to still have so many friends around the world that have also attended Concord College. Concord will always remain a part of my life that I will never want to miss.”

Who: Ane Valverde
Concord Alumni: 1985-1986
Nationality: Spanish
“Concord is a representation of the United Nations in Shropshire. An example of how people from different countries and cultures and religions can live together in peace and harmony. Since leaving Concord 30 years ago I still keep in touch with many of my friends from those days and am so grateful for that.”

Who: Sujeeporn Tunboonheng
Concord Alumni: 1996-2001
Nationality: Thai
“Someone once told me: Concord means harmony. Back then, this statement did not really make much of an impact, but now when you look back, you’ll have to agree that Concord was and still is a harmonious place. My time at Concord College was a big chapter of my life. As a child, coming to a foreign land could be quite intimidating. However, that was not the case with Concord. The teachers made you feel welcome. The people you met, all from diverse backgrounds, became your companions. I believe they were a big influence in my life and helped to shape me into the person I am today. What made Concord College special is probably the people who were there with you. We were different in many ways: cultures, religions – but that did not stop us from making friends and being there for each other. Once we left the college, what we could take away with us are only the memories we share and the friendships that would last for many years to come and of course a now thriving Alumni community.”