Celebrating Success 2021: Rachel Bird 

Travel & Tourism Student of the Year 
Rachel Bird 

Rachel, from Corringham, studied the Level 3 Aviation Operations course at the college’s Southend campus.

Rachel was nominated for the award because of her desire to achieve the highest standards and for her extra curriculum activities outside of the college.

Rachel is an air cadet where she supports her unit in Stanford and shares her passion for the aviation industry. She also worked very hard in year one where she was selected to attend the prestigious Aim Higher Programme where she spent a week at Biggin Hill learning about the various roles in aviation. 

Rachel has enjoyed her time at South Essex College and said: “South Essex College offered something that other colleges did not offer and has provided many great opportunities to learn about the industry.”

Her tutor said: “Rachel is an outstanding student with a passion for the aviation industry and a desire to achieve the highest standards. She has worked very hard during her time with us.”

Rachel added: “It feels great to be acknowledged for my hard work and rewarded. It’s really given me confidence in myself and work and reminds me of how much I love the industry I hope to one day work for.”