AoC Gold Award Winners 2016

The AoC Gold Awards 2016 were the 17th consecutive edition of the awards and celebrated exceptional college alumni from the world of sport, science, business, education and the arts.

You can see a short film showing some of the acceptance speeches here.

Read about their achievements and the impact college had on their lives below. 

Malorie Blackman OBE

Nominated by City Lit
Author and Children's Laureate from 2013-2015
Read Malorie's story

John Boyega

Nominated by South Thames College
Actor and one of the stars of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Read John's story

Jamal Edwards MBE

Nominated by Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College
Digital entrepreneur
Read Jamal's story

Niall McKenna

Nominated by Belfast Metropolitan College
Chef and Restaurateur
Read Niall's story

Jill Scott

Nominated by Gateshead College
England and Manchester City Footballer
Read Jill's story

John Spencer

Nominated by Nelson and Colne College
Astronomer and NASA Scientist
Read John's story

Charleine Waine

Nominated by City College Plymouth
Entrepreneur and owner of Charleine Wain Salons
Read Charleine's story

Reggie Yates

Nominated by City and Islington College
TV broadcaster, radio DJ, presenter and actor
Read Reggie's story