Celebrating Success 2022
The outstanding achievements of South Essex College students have been celebrated at the college’s annual awards ceremony, Celebrating Success.
The event, held at the Park Inn, Southend, saw more than 30 students from across the college’s departments and campuses receive Student of the Year awards.
The awards recognised those studying on further education and adult programmes as well as apprenticeships. Higher education students studying at University Centre South Essex were also recognised.
Students were nominated for a variety of reasons including outstanding achievements, overcoming barriers to learning and positive contributions in the classroom.
The awards were presented by guest speaker and former college student Katie Winter who excelled during her time at the college to secure fulltime employment.
Katie studied on the Supported Internship programme at the college which allows young people with an Educational, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) to transition from education into the world of work by combining work placements with study at college. Katie now works at IKEA in Lakeside.
She encouraged students to ‘have a good work ethic, have a positive attitude, be on time and most importantly, to have fun!’
Luke Lambert, who studies Musical Theatre at the college’s Southend Campus, was picked from all of the departmental winners by college principal, Denise Brown, to be named as overall Student of the Year.
Luke was praised for his dedication, ambition, and commitment to study as well as pursuing his career ambitions. His tutors described him as a model student who not only pushes himself to achieve, but his peers too.
College Principal Denise Brown added her congratulations to all award winners.
She said: "It was the first time in a few years we have been able to hold our annual awards evening in person because of the pandemic, so it really was a special night.
“We are all extremely proud of our students’ achievements this year and wish them all the best for the future.”
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Celebrating Success 2022 winners:
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Student of the Year
Gateway to Vocational Learning Student of the Year
Animal Care Student of the Year
Health and Social Care Student of the Year
Science Student of the Year
Early Years Student of the Year
Art and Design Student of the Year
Media Student of the Year
IT Student of the year
Performing Arts Student of the Year
Hairdressing Student of the Year
Public Services Student of the Year
Sports Student of the Year is
Travel and Tourism Student of the Year
Hospitality & Catering Student of the Year
Building Services Student of the Year
Construction Student of the Year
Engineering Student of the Year
Motor Vehicle Student of the Year
Business & Logistics Student of the Year
Apprentice of the Year
South Essex College Student of the Year
Adult Student of the Year
Higher Education awards
UAL Students of the Year
Amy Slade & Sophie Wade
UEA Student of the Year
Teaching and Learning Student of the Year
HNC Students of the Year
Aniku-Rehman Gul & Mark Ganyu