Awards celebrate students' achievements

11th March 2010 10:06am - Return to press releases

Photo. Group photo of award winners, principal and chairman of governors.JPGThe hard work and excellent achievements of East Riding College students were celebrated at the College's annual awards ceremony last night.
The event saw 20 students each presented with a glass trophy and a gift voucher at the ceremony at the Gallows Lane campus in Beverley.
Award winners 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 be successful in their course.

Principal Derek Branton said: "Our annual awards evening is an opportunity to highlight just some of the great work our students do throughout the year.
"They demonstrate that we have all kinds of students from a wide variety of backgrounds who become an inspiration to their classmates by working hard and in some cases overcoming challenges to make a success of their studies.
"I would like to offer my congratulations to all our award winners and wish them good luck whether they are going on to further study or into employment."

David Thacker, Chairman of the College's Governors, said: "My fellow governors and I are delighted that our annual awards have yet again highlighted some wonderful stories of high achieving and hard working students.
"They all strive to reach such high standards in working towards their goal of getting the job of their dreams or earning the points they need to get into their first choice university.
"On behalf of the governors, I would like to congratulate them on their excellent achievements and give them our best wishes for the future."

The evening's proceedings began with the College's Annual General Meeting, in which Mr Branton looked back on a successful 2008-2009 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, improvements to facilities, including the new campus in Bridlington which opened in September 2009, and a review of the College's training work with employers.
The awards ceremony was then led by assistant directors Alison Gray and Richard Sellick, who introduced award winners from their respective faculties, with the awards presented by Mr Thacker.
Each of the awards was sponsored by a local firm. For further details and pictures, visit


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Photographs of the award winners who attended the evening are available. For more information, call Matthew Croshaw, marketing and communications manager, on 01482 306612 or email [email protected]