Local Businesses help celebrate student achievement
News - Monday, 14th July, 2014
Businesses from across the region have been showing their support for outstanding student achievement at Preston’s College.
The College’s annual awards event took place in the theatre at the Fulwood Campus and was a celebration of the performance of individual students throughout the year.
Students were nominated for awards from their departments based on feedback from tutors and their peers, in categories such as ‘Student of the Year’, ‘Community Contribution’, ‘Commitment to Learning’ and ‘Most Improved Student’. There were also awards for the best apprentice in each department.
Local business leaders were in attendance and many were sponsoring awards, keeping an eye on the latest emerging talent in their respective fields.
Sponsors included Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, Downtown Lancashire, Shout Preston, Baxi, Howdens, Royal Bank of Scotland and many more.
As well as department winners, there were overall awards for Student of the Year, sponsored by Kier Construction who are contractors for the College’s £13M STEM centre. These were presented to Salima Bana, Amandy Jiminez and Sam Almond.
Principal and Chief Executive, Lis Smith presented the awards and said: “This has been a fantastic year for the College, following on from our best ever results in 2013.
“We’ve seen some great examples of student achievement and each department has recognised student success in their areas individually but it is good to be able to come together and share our successes with the local business community.
“This is just the start of a very exciting period for the College as we look forward to the opening of our £3m In-Zone building, opening in September and to work ongoing on our £13m STEM Centre for 2015.”