Student of the Year finalists announced

15 Sep 2017

The Association of Colleges has announced the finalists for this year’s Student of the Year awards.
Our Student of the Year awards highlight exceptional students from across the country. Three students in each category have been selected as finalists, along with two highly commended recipients.  The list is as follows:

Apprentice of the year finalists:

George Autie, The Cornwall Group (Advance Apprenticeship in Electrotechnical)
Danielle Thomas, City College Southampton (Advanced Apprenticeship in Marine Construction, Engineering & Maintenance (Boat Building)
Josh Barber, Newcastle-under-Lyme College, (Foundation degree (Fd) in Electrical and Electronic Technology (Higher Level Apprenticeship)

Young student of the year finalists:

Mason Cherritt, Weston College (Foundation Learning)
Kirsty Newman, Abingdon and Witney College (Level 3 Early Years)
Sophie Ainsworth, Nelson and Colne College (A Levels - English Literature, Film Studies, History)

Adult student of the year finalist (19-years-old and over):

Rachelle Wabissa, Bath College (Access to Higher Education)
Joyce Abumujor, Chesterfield College (Level 1 plumbing and Level 2 Bricklaying)
Jared Carpenter , City College Norwich (A Levels – Maths, Physics and Further Maths)
The winners of the awards will be announced at this year’s Annual Conference and Exhibition on 14 – 15 November.

Highly commended

Alongside the finalists, each category had two highly commended recipients:
Highly commended - Apprentice of the year:
Tara Massey, Myerscough College, (Intermediate Apprenticeship in Horticulture - Sportsturf – Groundsmanship)
Shaun Lamb, Blackpool & The Fylde College, Level 2 Plumbing Apprenticeship
Highly commended - Young student of the year
Alanna Goddard, Farnborough College of Technology, (BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science)
Carl Anderson, Derby College, ( BTEC Intermediate Diploma ICT (level 2)
Highly commended - Adult student of the year
Ben Mager, Weston College, (Into Work – supported internship)
Fahd Saleh, West Nottinghamshire College, (NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership (studied during 2016/17 academic year)