Celebrating Success 2021: Ellie Gower  

Business Student of the Year
Ellie Gower  

Ellie, from Wickford, studied Level 3 Business at the college’s Southend campus.

Ellie was nominated for the award for maintaining a ‘positive outlook on all aspects of life and for making outstanding progress in all aspects of her study programme.’

Tutors said: “Ellie is a tremendous asset to her classmates and teachers alike, her smile, positive ‘can do’ attitude, as well as her ability to light up a room make for a productive and positive atmosphere within the classroom.”

She was also praised for the high quality of her work and outstanding attendance.

Ellie said she was surprised and honoured to have won.

She said: “I didn't expect to get the award, but it is a nice surprise after two years of hard work.

“My teachers have been nothing but supportive, my experience has been so much better because of this. I know if I did not have the support, then I would not have had such a positive experience with the college. I would recommend the college as I know so many people like me would grow from this.”

Now Ellie has completed her course, she has secured a full-time job and hopes in the future to start up her own business utilising the skills and knowledge that she has gained at the college.