The Exeter College Student Awards has celebrated the successes of outstanding students - marking yet another stellar year.
Twenty-four exceptional college student award winners from across Devon were honoured at a glittering gala dinner held on Thursday, January 10th 2019.
The award winners covered the broad range of programmes on offer at Exeter College, including A Levels, the International Baccalaureate, Technical Programmes, part time programmes and an increasing range of Apprenticeships.
The college was delighted to welcome Rob Baxter, Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby and Exeter College alumnus, as the guest speaker at the awards.
The college would like to thank the many sponsors who supported the inspirational event, held at Exeter’s Mercure Rougemont Hotel.
The awards mark the culmination of an outstanding year at the college, highlights include the college’s best ever results, a top ranking for employer satisfaction, Exeter College being named top college for STEM nationwide, and, with the support of the LEP, the official opening of a state-of-the-art £3 million Advanced Engineering Centre.
To cap it all, Exeter College was recently named as a finalist for the coveted title of ‘FE College of the Year 2019’ in the national Tes FE Awards.
John Laramy, Exeter College Principal and Chief Executive, said: “The annual Exeter College Student Awards marks the culmination of yet another-record breaking year for the college. Demonstrating the impact of fantastic students and apprentices, working with truly great staff.
“It gives us the opportunity to acknowledge, in particular, those students who have excelled in their studies, preserved under difficult circumstances, or have contribute positively to their peers, faculty, college and the wider community.
“We recognise that our success is not luck, an absolutely key ingredient is our partners and employers. We are extremely proud of the college’s role in our community, which is reflected by the wide range of sponsors for our awards. Thank you to all of our supporters.
“This year we were delighted to welcome, as our guest of honour and guest speaker, Rob Baxter, Exeter College alumnus and Director of Rugby at Exeter Chiefs.”
Rob Baxter, Director of Rugby at Exeter Chiefs, said: “As someone who had previously attended Exeter College I was delighted to be invited to speak at an awards dinner that recognised and celebrated the achievements of so many young people.
“Some of their stories are truly inspirational and to see the support the students have, not only from their college faculties, but also from the wider business and civic community really brought home the positive work the college does within the city of Exeter and the wider community.”
The award sponsors at the event were: Arconic, Bishop Fleming, Devon County Council, DevonLive, Exeter Airport, Exeter Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Exeter City Council, Flybe, Foot Anstey, InExeter, Kislingbury Property Consultants, Mi-space/Midas, National Citizens Service (City Community Trust), Pearson, Santander, Savills, SWComms, Visit Exeter. Westlake & Spence. Other event supporters, Purple, The Cover Cupboard, and Pollards Print. Thanks also go to Exeter Live Better for supporting the drinks reception at this year’s Student Awards.
Access and Higher Education – Nicola Wood - Exmouth
Adult Learner – Natalie Hardwidge - Broadclyst
Art and Design – Lois Coram - Silverton
Business and IT – Ashleigh Bedford - Newton Abbot
Construction – James Plant - Newton Poppleford
Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive – Eleanor Harvey - Exeter
English, Language and International Baccalaureate – Vincent Radley - Exeter
Flybe Academy – Charlotte Atkinson - Newton Abbot
Foundation Studies – Jessica Dennis - North Tawton
Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services – Emily Barnacle - Lympstone
Hospitality, Hair and Beauty – John Brimicombe - Exeter
Humanities - Keely White - Exeter
International – Kunchaya Soinak - Thailand
Journalism Academy – Silvia Christoforou - West Hill
Maths and Science – Abbie Densham - Exeter
Media and Performing Arts – Leah James - Exeter
Michael Caines Academy – Oliver Daw - Newton Abbot
Music Academy – Harry Sewter - Exeter
Professional Studies – Jane Horton - Plymouth
Reach Academy – Tom Burrows - Exmouth
School of Art – Sophie West - Tiverton
Spencer Dale Economics – David Carver - Exeter
Sport, Leisure and Tourism – Emily Piper - Exeter
Sports Academy – Meagan Green - Tiverton