5th July 2018
Adult students at York College enjoyed a celebratory awards evening held at the Merchant Taylors Hall to mark the completion of their studies during the 2017-18 academic year.
Access to Higher Education Diplomas (in Allied Healthcare, Business, Computing, Creative Art, Design & Media, Education Professions, Humanities, Law, Nursing & Midwifery, Science, Social Sciences) were presented with Certificates of Completion.
Student of the Year awards, recognising individual students' excellent achievement, hard work and commitment were presented to the following students:
Adult Student of the Year: Yimgzi Graham
Most Improved Access Student of the Year - Elvis Salguero Lopez
Most Determined Access Student of the Year - Nick Rees
Access Student of the Year - William Jiminez
Skills for Life Awards
GCSE Student of the Year - Poppy Cole
Skills for Life – Most Improved Maths Student - Virginia Barker
Skills for Life – Most Improved English Student - Tarianna Choudhury
Skills for Life – ESOL Student of the Year - Marika Kudrjavceva
Art and Design Lifelong Student of the Year - Gemma Shepard
Business Lifelong Student of the Year - Karen Kaye
Construction Lifelong Student of the Year - Ben Harrison
Education and Early Years Lifelong Student of the Year - Michelle Gregory
Engineering & Digital Lifelong Student of the Year - Paul Johnson
Hair & Beauty Lifelong Student of the Year - Emma Neary-Lamond
Health and Social Care Lifelong Student of the Year - Jane Metcalfe
Hospitality Lifelong Student of the Year - Kanhanate Aungier (Noi)
Governor’s Award - Matthew Dalton
College Principal, Dr Alison Birkinshaw congratulated the students, and their supportive families and friends, on their commitment to lifelong learning - wishing Access students success as they progress to university and good luck to those progressing to the next stage of their education or careers.
Special guest Phillip Templeton, who previously studied an Access course in Humanities at York College and has completed his second year studying English Literature at the University of York, gave an inspirational speech about the value of his adult learning experience .
Mike Saunders, Head Adult Learning and Curriculum at York College 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.”