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Our annual Student Awards for 2022 were held on Friday (24th June) in order to recognise and celebrate all the hard work and achievements that our students have done throughout the year. We were able to hold this ceremony for the first time since 2019 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which made it really special for our students to come together and celebrate themselves in person.
Awards were on offer for various categories, and the nominees had been chosen by staff and fellow students. There were various categories which included Pathway Champions for each of our Pathways that we run, Principal's Champions for those who our Principal, Susan Bonett, felt deserved special recognition, and our Student Union Champions who have put in hard work with the Student Union this year.
Some of the students that received awards this year and were able to collect them in person include...
After our Student Awards ceremony, we held an afterparty for our students to celebrate the end of the academic year in style. DJ's provided a great mix of music both new and old for our students to move to, and we had a great selection of food provided by our Catering staff. Students turned up in style to this in their best formal outfits, with some even arriving in fancy cars like Bentley's!
As well as recognising our students and their impact, we recognised a few of the people who without their help, this ceremony would not have been possible. These members of staff were Megan Waller our Student Experience Officer, (who set up and organised this event), Jacqueline Apps, our Chef Lecturer (who provided food for the ceremony and helped with locating and securing the venue), and Deej Trigg our Music Lecturer, (who also helped with organising the ceremony and booking our DJ's).
Special thanks goes to the Ashford Railway Club for being our venue for the night, and to All Things Events for creating amazing balloon displays and a balloon wall for the students to act as our student photo backdrop.