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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.

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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.

Access and Skills for Life award winners 2017WEB

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

Stacey Sizer - GCSE Learner of the YearWEB

Most Improved Maths Learner of the Year - Glenda Hyde

Glenda Hyde - most imporoved maths learnerWEB

Most Improved English Learner of the Year – Steven Snowden

Steven Snowden - most improved English learnerWEB

ESOL Learner of the Year – Amanj Salami

Amanj Salami - ESOL Learner of the YearWEB

Skills for Life Learner of the Year – Bimala Limbu

Bimala Limbu - Skills for Life Learner of the YearWEB

Most Improved Access Learner of the Year – Eleanor Connor

Eleanor Connor - most improved AccessWEB

Most Determined Access Learner of the Year – Edward Burnside

Edward Burnside - most determined Access learnerWEB

Access Learner of the Year – Sophie Kilmartin

Sophie Kilmartin - Access Learner of the YearWEB

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.”

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