Finalists chosen for AoC Student of the Year Awards 2021/22

16 Nov 2021

The finalists of the AoC Student of the Year Awards were announced at the AoC Annual Conference.

Student of the Year finalists have used their achievements and talents to give back and positively impact their college and/or community.  It is an opportunity to highlight the outstanding students who deserve recognition and who will go on to inspire others as well. 

Nine students have made it through to the final stages in the four different categories. Congratulations to all who have been named. You can watch their inspiring stories on the Awards website.

The list is as follows:

Adult Student of the Year, sponsored by Pearson

Dylan Westgarth (Bede Sixth Form College part of The Education Training Collective)

Scott Bailey (Cheshire College South & West)


Young Student of the Year, sponsored by the Edge Foundation

Evar Jawhar  (Barnsley College)

Kizzy Wade (Selby College)

Bhavandeep Bains (Derby College DCG)


HE Student of the Year, sponsored by Shakespeare Martineau

Simon Wood  (Redcar and Cleveland College part of The Education Training Collective)

Ian Kenworthy (Oldham College)

Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by NOCN Group

Alisha Shepherd (Barnsley College)

Isobel Blythe (Bournemouth and Poole College)

The winners and runners-up will be announced at a parliamentary reception in early 2022. Find out more about the awards here.