Students recognised in awards ceremony
12th March 2009 1:10pm - Return to press releases
Students from East Riding College were recognised for their efforts at the College's annual awards ceremony last night.
Sixteen students were each presented with a glass trophy and a £25 gift voucher at the ceremony at the campus in Gallows Lane, Beverley.
Those recognised ranged from younger students in full-time further education to adults who were studying as part of their job.
Each had worked hard to reach high standards and in some cases overcome personal difficulties to successfully complete their course.
A further two students were also congratulated on receiving awards from other awarding bodies and industry organisations.
Principal Derek Branton said: "Our students work really hard to achieve their qualifications and they thoroughly deserve recognition for their efforts.
"The College's awards evening puts the spotlight on those who have done something extra special, becoming an inspiration to their fellow students along the way.
"I would like to pass on my congratulations to these students - and to all those who narrowly missed out on an award - because they are what makes East Riding College special."
David Thacker, Chairman of the College's Governors, said: "My fellow governors and I are most impressed with the commitment to hard work and the ensuing success of our students.
"Every one of them aims to achieve the highest level and gives the awarding body in the College the hardest of tasks to make the final award in each category.
"We offer our congratulations and thanks to all the award winners and thank them and the staff for setting such high standards."
The evening's proceedings began with the College's Annual General Meeting, in which Mr Branton looked back on a successful 2007-2008 academic year.
This included further improvements in success rates, an increase in the number of 16 to 18-year-old students on full-time courses, a range of curriculum developments and improvements to facilities, including the new campus projects in Bridlington and Beverley.
A review of the College's training work with employers - an increasingly important part of its work - showed the number of employees to benefit in 2007-2008 doubled over the previous year.
The awards ceremony was then led by Vice Principal Sue Tuckey, with the awards presented by Mr Thacker.
Each of the awards was sponsored by a local firm. For further details and pictures, visit www.eastridingcollege.ac.uk
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