6th July 2017
Adult Learners at York College enjoyed an uplifting and celebratory awards evening held at the Merchant Taylors Hall to mark the completion of their studies during the 2016-17 academic year.
Students completing Access to Higher Education Diplomas (in Allied Healthcare, Business, Computing, Creative Art, Design & Media, Education Professions, Humanities, Law, Nursing & Midwifery, Science, Social Sciences), and students who have studied a BA Extended Degree in Applied Social Science and Social Policy, and BSc Extended Degree in Environmental Science (Georgraphy), as well as Skills for Life students who have taken qualifications in Maths, English and ESOL, were presented with a certificate of completion.
Student of the Year awards, recognising individual students' excellent achievement, hard work and commitment were presented to the following students:
GCSE Learner of the Year – Stacey Sizer
Most Improved Maths Learner of the Year - Glenda Hyde
Most Improved English Learner of the Year – Steven Snowden
ESOL Learner of the Year – Amanj Salami
Skills for Life Learner of the Year – Bimala Limbu
Most Improved Access Learner of the Year – Eleanor Connor
Most Determined Access Learner of the Year – Edward Burnside
Access Learner of the Year – Sophie Kilmartin
College Principal, Alison Birkinshaw welcomed students and guests and Shirley Collier, Chair of Governors, presented the certificates. They congratulated students and their supportive family and friends, on their commitment to lifelong learning and wished Access and Extended Degree students success as they progress to university, and good luck to the Skills for Life students who will progress to the next stage of their education/careers.
Mike Saunders, Head of Studies for Lifelong Learning and Higher Education said: “I congratulate every student on the completion of their course, their qualifications will be life-changing and will enable them to develop their skills even further as they move onto the next stage of their educational journey.”