Students celebrated at annual Excellence Awards
Students from across The Manchester College were celebrated at the annual Student Excellence Awards, which took place at the prestigious Hilton Manchester Deansgate hotel on Thursday 21 June.
More than 450 nominations were received and over 240 of our students, apprentices, their guests, and our colleagues, attended to see 20 awards presented to the worthy winners.
Alistair Sheehan, who studies Creative Design and Developing Digital Experiences, won The Manchester College Adult Student of the Year award. He said: “I’m honestly really, really, surprised and shocked, I didn’t think it was going to be me.”
Creative Media Production student, Sebastian Kaczmarczyk, took home the trophies for both The Manchester College 16-18 Student of the Year and the hotly anticipated The Student Excellence Awards Student of the Year (sponsored by Reeds) award.
He said: “I feel really happy and overwhelmed. Everyone at this College is absolutely amazing and Katy (Rushton, Sebastian’s tutor) is the best tutor I have ever had. All the hard work has paid off!”
Table favours were provided courtesy of the College's Level 2 Patisserie and Confectionery and Level 2 Catering Service students, with entertainment from D-star; dancers from Shena Simon campus; duo Max Robertson and Shauna Dolecki and magician David Penn.
Lisa O’Loughlin, Principal at The Manchester College and UCEN Manchester, said: “I was bursting with pride last night. It was a wonderful event and a huge congratulations to all our finalists and winners.
“To be nominated is something to be extremely proud of in itself and I am grateful on behalf of the College, UCEN Manchester and Total People, to everyone who took part in nominating and celebrating the talent and positivity of those of deserve recognition.”
The full list of winners is below – congratulations to you all.
Academic Studies Student of the Year
Automotive, Construction Engineering and Logistics Student of the Year
Business, Computing and Creative Digital Student of the Year
Creative Arts Student of the Year
English and Maths Student of the Year
ESOL, Communities and Work Student of the Year
Service and Retail Industries Student of the Year
Fungai Harvey Mukusha
Sport, Public Services and Care Professions Student of the Year
Student Ambassador of the Year
Supported Learning Student of the Year
Teacher Education Student of the Year
The Seminary Student of the Year
Total People Intermediate Apprentice of the Year
Total People Advanced Apprentice of the Year
The Manchester College 14 -16 Student of the Year
Amina Munye Busuir
The Manchester College 16 - 18 Student of the Year
The Manchester College Adult Student of the Year
UCEN Manchester Student of the Year – sponsored by Reeds
Rylan Ashley Lewis
Bright Star Award
The Student Excellence Awards Student of the Year – Sponsored by Reeds.