Night in spot­light for star stu­dents

Accrington Observer - - FRONT PAGE - JON MACPHER­SON

FAM­ILY, friends and fel­low stu­dents gath­ered at Ac­cring­ton Town Hall to cel­e­brate the suc­cess of Ac­cring­ton and Rossendale Col­lege grad­u­ates at the an­nual Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Awards cer­e­mony.

Stu­dents donned cap and gown for a night of cel­e­bra­tion, re­ceiv­ing their awards to great ap­plause.

De­grees, diplo­mas and cer­tifi­cates were awarded for grad­u­ates from higher ed­u­ca­tion pro­grammes, and spe­cial recog­ni­tion was given to stu­dents for out­stand­ing achieve­ment in courses rang­ing from al­co­hol and sub­stance mis­use work, to mu­sic pro­duc­tion and con­struc­tion.

The an­nual cer­e­mony was also at­tended by guest of hon­our Pro­fes­sor Nigel Weather­ill, vice chan­cel­lor at Liver­pool John Moores Univer­sity.

Char­lotte Sch­eff­mann, as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal of higher ed­u­ca­tion and busi­ness devel­op­ment at the col­lege, said: “We have had another fan­tas­tic year, with stu­dents do­ing some amaz­ing things in the year or years they have spent with us.

“In spite of a chal­leng­ing job mar­ket and con­text, stu­dents have been able to move from vol­un­tary through to paid work in many of our pro­gramme ar­eas.

“We are so proud of all of our grad­u­ates and wish them all the very best in the fu­ture.

“I would also like to ap­plaud our higher ed­u­ca­tion staff who have tire­lessly de­liv­ered and sup­ported our stu­dents through their stud­ies. Many of them are dual pro­fes­sion­als and are im­mensely tal­ented.”

Sarah Newell was named the win­ner of the D’An­gelo Memo­rial Award at last week’s cer­e­mony and said she was ‘very hon­oured’ to re­ceive it.

D’An­gelo Memo­rial Award win­ner Sarah Newell with (from left) Nigel Weather­ill (vice chan­cel­lor at Liver­pool John Moores Univer­sity), Char­lotte Sch­eff­mann (as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal – Higher Ed­u­ca­tion and Busi­ness Devel­op­ment), Wendy Hig­gin (vice prin­ci­pal – cur­ricu­lum qual­ity) and Louise Gilligan (pro­gramme leader – BA (Hons) Health and Ap­plied So­cial Stud­ies)

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