So many rea­sons to choose our col­lege

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Front Page -

ON Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 18, stu­dents from River­side Col­lege’s higher ed­u­ca­tion cour­ses were cel­e­brated at the an­nual grad­u­a­tion awards cer­e­mony.

Tak­ing place in the beau­ti­ful sur­round­ings of St Paul’s Church in Widnes, grad­u­a­tion cer­tifi­cates were pre­sented on the night by col­lege prin­ci­pal Mary Mur­phy and deputy mayor Mar­garet Hora­bin.

Spe­cial con­grat­u­la­tions went to foun­da­tion de­gree in ed­u­ca­tion stu­dent Joanne Squire who was awarded Stafford­shire Uni­ver­sity Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Stu­dent Of The Year and to HND com­put­ing stu­dent Robert Peel who was awarded Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Stu­dent Of The Year For Pear­son Pro­grammes.

Joanne was se­lected for the award af­ter demon­strat­ing strong com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion through­out her stud­ies. Joanne’s tu­tor de­scribed her as a prime ex­am­ple of how hard work, a de­sire to learn and re­silience can help over­come bar­ri­ers to achieve great re­sults. Joanne will now be pro­gress­ing to the BA (Hons) in ed­u­ca­tion course at River­side Col­lege.

Robert was cho­sen for the award af­ter dis­play­ing great de­vel­op­ment through­out his stud­ies at River­side Col­lege, both aca­dem­i­cally and per­son­ally.

He is de­scribed by his tu­tor as a great as­set to his peers and a plea­sure to have in the class­room by shar­ing his ideas and knowl­edge with oth­ers.

Robert achieved a dis­tinc­tion grade over­all on the course and is now study­ing mul­ti­me­dia com­put­ing at Liver­pool John Moores Uni­ver­sity.

He­len Lon­don, head of teacher de­vel­op­ment and higher ed­u­ca­tion at River­side Col­lege, said: “It was an hon­our to cel­e­brate the achieve­ments of our higher ed­u­ca­tion stu­dents at this won­der­ful event.

“I am very proud of all of our stu­dents grad­u­at­ing this year; they re­ally de­serve it af­ter work- ing very hard through­out their stud­ies to achieve their qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

“There are so many rea­sons to choose River­side Col­lege for higher ed­u­ca­tion cour­ses and it is won­der­ful to see so many stu­dents choos­ing to stay lo­cal to ob­tain their HND, HNC, foun­da­tion de­gree, and full hon­ours de­grees with us.” ●

Above, Joanne Squire, Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Stu­dent Of The Year

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