Milton Keynes College loves to celebrate the achievements of its learners with the annual Students of the Year awards ceremony, held at Bletchley Campus.
The evening is always a stand-out event in the College’s calendar, shining a light on a wide range of achievements and success stories, bringing together students and staff from across the entire spectrum and crowning one overall Student of the Year.
All of the award winners are chosen from the College’s full cohort of students from across Milton Keynes and beyond, with each having been personally chosen by their tutors and classmates. Each of the winners from the night are chosen for their ability to demonstrate excellence and dedication to their study programmes and future careers in addition to supporting their classmates and promoting the College in the community.
On the night itself, the awards are presented by representatives of each category’s industry sponsor, demonstrating and developing the College’s partnerships with commercial businesses and providers.
Claiming the top prize as overall Student of the Year 2016 was Isobel Jones who received her award from sponsor Santander . In addition to claiming the overall Student of the Year, Isobel also collected the prize for the Sports and Public Services category.
As well as completing her study programme, Isobel, who is part of the Great Britain swim squad, has secured a place at University in the USA on a full swim scholarship. During the course of her time at MK College Isobel has travelled to Barcelona, Geneva and the Canary islands for training and competition and still managed to achieve an attendance of over 90% in addition to submitting all her work on time and to a high standard.
All of the 2016 Students of the Year award winners are listed below. They all demonstrate perfectly the College’s values: inspiration, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect.
Speaking after the awards ceremony, MK College Principal and Chief Executive Dr Julie Mills was delighted for all the winning students. She said:
“Congratulations to all our amazing award winners from tonight’s ceremony.
“Students of the Year is always a highlight for everyone at Milton Keynes College as it gives us an excellent opportunity to recognise the hard work, dedication and achievement of our learners and staff.
“Each of tonight’s winners has demonstrated all of the College’s values throughout the last twelve in all their achievements and conduct; they are a credit to the College and the wider community of Milton Keynes.”
Check out the gallery of photos from the night on our Facebook page or see the full list of award winners and sponsors below.
|WINNER||AREA / CATEGORY||SPONSOR|
|Manizeh Yousefi||ESOL & Alternative Provision Award||MK Community Foundation|
|Russell Gray||Enterprise Award||MK Business Leaders|
|Jason Parish||Community & Employment Programme Award||ECG Ltd|
|Eden Sadler||A-Levels Award||MK Citizen|
|Emma Clarke||Higher Education Award||The Open University|
|Simon Etherington||Professional Qualifications Award||Inderdirect|
|Tom Merchant||Apprentice of the Year||MK Dons SET|
|Sophie Way||Creative, Performace & Music Award||MK City Orchestra|
|Principal's Ambassador Award||Mirus IT|
|Principal's Partnership Award||MK College|
|Hiral Patel||Care Professions Award||PJ Care|
|Jeff Conrad||Digital Technologies Award||Santander|
|Darrel Holland||Motor Vehicle Award||Jardine Motors Group|
|Crystall Fleming||Catering & Hospitality Award||Holiday Inn MK|
|Karl O'Brien||Adams Engineering Prize||Adams Engineering / MK Community Foundation|
Sports & Publis Services Award
Student of the Yeat
|Vasily Gerrans||Built Environment Award||Kier|
|Mandy Lunt||Academic Studies & Applied Science Award||The University of Northampton|
|Student's Choice Staff Award||Protocol|
|Sophie Harding||Childcare Award||Kids Play|
|Richard Bates||Offender Learning Award||Bluepoint|
|Kathleen Heavey||english & Maths Award||Managed 24/7|
|Alex Wagstaff||Hair & Beauty Award||Chris & Sons|
|Scott Ager||Andrew Peck Award||MK College|
|Katharyn Bull||Inclusive Learning Award||Movie Video Marketing|
|Ana Alexandre||Under 16s Award||MKFM|
|Casey Aldridge||Progress Award||MK College|
|Marcin Trojak||Engineering Award||Niftylift|
|Kalin Storch||Business, Retail & Logistics Award||Shakespeare Martineau|