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Impington Village College

Where are they now?

At IVC, we recognise that you, our alumni, have gone on to have amazing lives and careers, taking you across the world to reach your goals, gaining families along the way. Through our increasing connections, we have been able to produce a document titled “Where are they now?” which details the biographies of some of our alumni members. This is not only incredibly interesting, but it is extremely useful for current students. It enables them to see what other people have achieved beyond College, therefore providing them with a passion to pursue their own dreams.

Alumni Profiles

Here you can read some of our alumni stories, and if you would like to submit your own piece for inclusion, please email alumni@impington.cambs.sch.uk

  • Paul Emmines

    Programme Controller; Smooth Radio East Midlands

    After leaving IVC, Paul Emmines indulged his passion for music and communication by landing a presentation position at local radio stations CN.FM 103 & Hereward Radio (now Heart Cambridgeshire).

    Having worked his way up to presenting a breakfast show on a local radio station in Norfolk (which genuinely was VERY Alan Partridge!), Paul moved behind the microphone as Head of Production and Operations for the Galaxy Radio network based in Bristol. From there he moved to Leeds as Head of Programmes for dance station Galaxy 105 (where he helped double the audience, and became the biggest commercial radio station outside of London), then Programme Controller at Leicester Sound, Production Director for an independent radio production company and Group Head of Music for the Guardian Media Group’s radio brands Real Radio, Smooth Radio and Rock Radio. On the Guardian’s sale of its radio assets to the UK’s biggest commercial radio operator in 2012, Paul moved to Nottingham as Programme Controller of Smooth Radio East Midlands, where they have become the region’s most listened-to commercial station within 9 months (and the transmission area almost stretches to the border of his home county, Cambridgeshire!)


    A Piece of Advice
    “Don’t take yourself so seriously. Fifteen years from now you’ll be playing Twister with the Spice Girls (or some other pop group)”.