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Winner Emily Royle (bottom left) with College staff.

Digital delight for Student Awards 2020

Virtual awards ceremony celebrates student achievement at The Manchester College and UCEN Manchester.

The annual celebration of student achievement took a distinctly digital twist this year after the Student Awards 2020 went virtual.

Learners from The Manchester College and higher education provider UCEN Manchester took part in a series of online awards ceremony which celebrated the amazing achievements of super students.

Due to government restrictions, the annual evening awards ceremony was replaced with 21 digital award ceremonies involving 58 nominees, held over a two week period.

Category finalists joined tutors, Assistant Principals and Head of Departments, who were ceremony hosts on the Microsoft Teams platform and shared the reasons why each student had been nominated before announcing the name of deserving winner.

The full list of Student Awards Winners 2020 are as follows:

Academic Studies Student of the Year – A Levels

Madelaine Hodgkinson

Academic Studies Student of the Year - BTEC Science

Iman Ahmed

Access to Higher Education Student of the Year

Carson Wolfe

Automotive Student of the Year 

Declan Woodward

Construction Student of the Year

Dylan Fisher

Engineering Student of the Year  

Jenny Middleton

Logistics Student of the Year  

Arif Rathor

Business Student of the Year  

Nimra Azeem

Computing & Digital Student of the Year

Chloe Paine

Creative & Digital Media Student of the Year

Shafia Fiaz

Design & Visual Arts Student of the Year

Hannah Guerriero

Performing Arts Student of the Year 

Emily Royle (pictured bottom left)

Music Student of the Year 

Ruth Maravilha Da Cruz Borralho

ESOL Student of the Year 

Salahdine El Hazmiri

Youth Engagement Student of the Year  

Abbie-Jo Hayes

Service & Retail Industries Student of the Year

Unita-Alicia George

Sport & Public Services Student of the Year  

Lauren Wild

Health & Social Care Student of the Year  

Aiwanehi Odin

Childhood Studies Student of the Year 

Eloika Lutumba

Supported Learning Student of the Year

Nicholas McKie

UCEN Manchester Student of the Year

Laura Mason

To mark their amazing achievements, each winner received a certificate, a congratulatory letter from Lisa O’Loughlin, Principal at The Manchester College, and vouchers worth £100 while the runners-up were awarded vouchers worth £50.

Lisa said:

As the number one college in GM for achievement, we remain committed to celebrating our amazing students and ensuring that the 2020 academic year draws to a close with our uplifting and memorable awards ceremonies.

“Our finalists are the top 58 selected from thousands of students which is a fantastic achievement. Each and every one should be extremely proud to have made the shortlist due to their commitment to learning, desire to succeed, and invaluable support to their peers and communities.”

You can enrol now at The Manchester College and you can apply to UCEN Manchester via clearing.