More than 40 awards were given across curriculum areas, including A Levels Science and Higher Education, Business, Business Development, Creative Industries, Creative Industries, Development and Innovation, Engineering Construction and the Built Environment, English Maths and Skills, Health Wellbeing and Care, Lifelong Learning, and Supported Learning.
The awards are not just given for academic achievement but also for the challenges students have faced to overcome very difficult personal challenges.
Music Performance and Production Level 3 student, Neda Lipciute, entertained attendees with an impressive live performance to get the ceremony off to a start.
The event was hosted by Deputy Principal, James Wilson, and included an address by Group Principal and CEO of the United Colleges Group, Stephen Davis and student Serena Mullins.
Izabela Kowzan studying AAT Level 4 and Ishma’il Edwards undertaking Supported Internship were both recognised with the ‘Star Student of the Year Awards’ whilst Melek Mandal, collected the ‘Governors Award’.
Izabela was also presented with the Adult Learner Student of the Year award and successfully completed an AAT course. Her dedication and hard work paid off when she received the highest marks in the history of that exam in the Financial Statement module. Izabela’s commitment and perseverance make her an inspiration to all who encounter her.
Ishma’il also won the Supported Internship Award prize and successfully secured an interview for an apprenticeship with Mercedez-Benz and has shown perseverance and resilience throughout his studies.
Serena Mullins, who just completed the Performance and Production Arts Level 3 course made an awe-inspiring speech. She said:
“I have promised myself - and my message to you all is to not hold back in your craft and to take every opportunity that comes your way. I want to thank the College for helping me with my confidence and for your continuous support”.
Serena was able to find a work placement at the Cockpit Theatre with the help of the SuperWEX program and took it upon herself to audition for an 8- month long-acting programme with Theatre Peckham, RADA and Guildhall which she got into and had a great showcase. She auditioned for a drama school in LA, American Musical and Dramatic Arts Academy and secured a place.
City of Westminster College, and the entire United Colleges Group, sends it sincerest congratulations to all the winners and thanks them for everything they have done to build, grow, and nurture the college community.
Student Imaad Jjagwe, who won an award in sport science said:
“I felt surprised, but appreciated that the small things I do are noticed and do make a difference”.
Stephen Davis, Group Principal and CEO of the United Colleges Group, said:
“At City of Westminster College, we take great pride in supporting our students to achieve their life goals and these awards represent their successes.
“I was delighted to see such a high level of accomplishment, of all kinds, across many different subject areas, among our student community.
“My congratulations go to out to all our winners and I hope that their awards inspire them to continue to be great examples for others to follow.”