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Student and Employer Awards 2022

On Wednesday 29 June, we celebrated the achievement of our students and the commitment provided by key employers to our learners, with the annual Student and Employer Awards.

The event was held on campus, with guests, students and staff able to network and mingle, with canapes provided by our Catering students.

Artwork and pieces made by Art & Design and Carpentry students were displayed to showcase the brilliant work they have created this academic year.

The ceremony was hosted by Performing Arts student and ambassador, Paris Austin, who led the evening with nominations provided by staff for the winning students, alongside introducing the Industry Liaison Officers and their nominated employers.

Paris said: "I really enjoyed hosting the awards. It was a great honour to help recognise student and employer achievement and it was a brilliant experience to help build my confidence in public-speaking and presenting."

A variety of awards were given out on the day, some for academic and vocational achievement in pathways, and other campus awards that recognised students for their commitments and dedication outside of the classroom.

Heather Lobb won the award for Outstanding Achievement

We were pleased to welcome back alumni and former Students’ Union President, Jessica Foster, who spoke about life at College, motivational techniques and tips to stay positive.

Victoria Copp-Crawley, Principal of Canterbury College, said: "It was fantastic to celebrate the success of our students and their phenomenal achievements. It was equally brilliant to thank and show the appreciation to our employers for the work they do to support the design in our curriculum and the opportunities they provide our students."

Ronnie Needham won the award for Catering

Rob Smith, Marketing Manager at The Canterbury Festival, said: We thoroughly enjoyed the event and are incredibly proud to have received an employer award from the Music department. Working with such enthusiastic students and staff is always a joy and we look forward to more collaborations this autumn."

Victoria Copp-Crawley and Rob Smith

Charley Gremo-Gilham, Co-Founder and Business Director of Red Key Concepts Design & Build, said: "It was an incredibly inspirational and moving event celebrating the achievements of students, employers and not to forget the hard working College staff. Red Key Concepts are thrilled to continuing working in partnership with EKC Group, aiming to offer potential employment opportunities to students within the construction industry."

We would like to thank all the attendees for coming and the employers who have shown such dedication to our College community. We look forward to continue working with these local businesses in the next academic year. 


Full list of Winners:

Pathway Awards

Accounting - Denis Mehalla

Animal Management - Brodie Hoare

Art & Design - Ceejay Swain-Bonner

Beauty & Theatrical Media Makeup - Michelle McKeen

Brick - Max Whorlow

Business - Phoebe Ray

Carpentry - Sam Muggridge

Catering - Ronnie Needham

Computing - Casey Page

Countryside and Landscaping - Elouise Smith

Early Years - Hayley Smith

Electrical - James Roberts 

Engineering - Connor Crook

English - Darius Ansar

ESOL - Sulaiman Altaib

Foundation Learning - Mia Dutton

Hairdressing - Hollie Ashford

Health and Social Care - Tilly Harris

Maths - Ali Forad-Hamza

Media - Hayden Giles

Motor Vehicle - Daniel Wynne

Music - Courtney Brown

Performing Arts - Samuel Gallagher

Plumbing - Julia Rumsey

Public Services - Tom Axton

Science - Kayleigh Geen

Sport - Jamie Spencer

Supported Learning - Gina Herald

Travel & Tourism - Amelia Fall

Campus Awards

Careers Progression - Lucy Edwards 

Contribution to Community - Casey Band

Inspirational Learner - April Richards

Outstanding Achievement - Heather Lobb

Principal's Award - Charlotte Main 

Employers recognised for their commitment

Marlowe Theatre

Old Farmhouse Care

Canterbury Festival

Leros Barracks 

Wingham Wildlife Park Ltd. 

Abbey Physic Garden 

Kent Refugee Action Network

Oasis Café

Shabby Goats

Shepherd Neame


Canterbury Day Nursery

The Arden Theatre 

The Cave Hotel 

Barretts Jaguar Land Rover

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

MKM Builder

Pioneer Roofing


Uplands Engineering

MMS 360 Media 

ADM Computing

The Pig Hotel 

Morgan Sindall

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