Excellence recognised at annual awards ceremony
15th March 2012 11:35am - Return to press releases
Excellence and hard work were recognised last night at East Riding College's annual awards ceremony.
The event saw 19 students each presented with a glass trophy and a gift voucher at the ceremony at the Gallows Lane campus in Beverley.
Winners came from all over the East Riding and Hull and 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: "I felt great pride in watching our students receive their well-deserved awards and hearing about their excellent achievements.
"Their stories range from people who are simply producing outstanding work to those who find learning a challenge but are meeting that challenge head-on and are reaping the rewards.
"All of our award winners are an inspiration to their peers and deserve recognition. My congratulations to all of them."
David Thacker, Chairman of the College's Governors, said: "My fellow governors and I were delighted to hear such wonderful stories of achievement from our students.
"Working in education is very rewarding and never more so than when we see what students can achieve with the support and encouragement of a talented team of tutors."
The evening began with the College's Annual General Meeting, in which Mr Branton looked back on a successful 2010-2011 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 a review of the College's training work with employers.
Mr Branton also talked about the College's plans to relocate to a new campus in central Beverley by the end of 2013.
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. To see photographs of the award winners, visit www.facebook.com/eastridingcollege
Notes to editors:
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]