Outstanding students celebrated at awards ceremony
14th March 2013 3:28pm - Return to press releases
Outstanding student achievements were recognised last night at East Riding College's annual awards ceremony.
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.
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.
Stories ranged from those who had simply excelled throughout their course to those who had overcome significant personal difficulties to be successful.
Principal Derek Branton said: "Our annual awards are always a highlight of the year for me as it is when we celebrate the positive influence education and training have on people’s lives and career advancement.
“We heard some truly inspirational stories about students who were on their way to university, were progressing to higher levels of study at the College, had overcome challenges to succeed or had used their learning to benefit their job role.
“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 2011-2012 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.
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
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