Celebrating Success 2021: Gracie Ann Gleed

Animal Care Student of the Year 
Gracie Ann Gleed

Gracie Ann, from Dagenham, studied Level 3 Animal Management at the college’s Southend campus.

She has always had a passion for animals and chose the college because the course offered her the chance to gain a career in a profession she loved.

She said: “I have loved learning new things and have made lots of friends. I especially loved being in the animal room. I was shocked but very happy to win this award.”

Her tutor said: “Gracie produces outstanding work, is highly professional, polite and is the shining star in my class. She supports other students and is caring and compassionate towards the animals in our care. She has shown resilience throughout this difficult year and sets the standard for the other students on her course.”

Gracie said: “I would recommend South Essex College because there is a range of course to choose from and there is always someone to help if needed.”

Gracie is planning to progress to university and eventually wants to become a veterinary nurse.