East Riding College Staff Celebrate

30th August 2006 9:06am - Return to press releases

Maria Rounding, Languages Tutor at East Riding College.

Maria Rounding and Hilary Doig, tutors from East Riding College have been successfully nominated for the QIA Star Awards.

The Awards are to congratulate the nominee for their outstanding contribution to quality and learning.

Hilary Doig, East Riding College Tutor.

There are 17 categories with nominations coming from adult education institutions, the private and voluntary sector, Further Education Colleges, UK Online Centre and Sixth Form colleges. Marie was nominated for a STAR Award in the category of Outstanding FE practitioner and Hilary for Basic Skills Practitioner. Both tutors have been shortlisted by the judges and are one of the top ten nominations for each category. Over 1,300 people were nominated, with 170 making it through to the final short list.

Lesley Kelly , Head of Curriculum Area for Humanities said "Maria Rounding really goes that extra mile for her learners and the College. Maria is an inspiration to the department, her drive, energy and enthusiasm to develop, share good practice and inspire the learner are exemplary".

All shortlisted nominees will attend a regional celebration with their nominator on 29 September to get together and meet each other. Winners will be announced at the spectacular national STAR Awards Ceremony and celebration on 30 October in London. Finalists will receive a trophy, certificate and a monetary prize of £2,000. The winning team will receive £5,000.

Helen Kitson, Head of Curriculum Area Key & Basic Skills said "I recommended Hilary for outstanding achievement in developing Skills for Life in the Workplace. She has worked closely with companies throughout the East Riding and Hull to meet the needs of employers, and to boost the achievements of employees in national qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy."