Macy finishes second in national AoC Student of the Year awards

Macy finishes second in national AoC Student of the Year awards

An A Level student from Trafford College has scooped second prize at the Association of Colleges’ Student of the Year Awards, narrowly missing out on first place.

Macy, who is currently studying Psychology, Sociology and Politics, has made it her mission to inspire as many people as possible, both at the College and across the region, through her extracurricular activities.

Within her first year of College, Macy had signed up to become a student ambassador, joined the equalities committee, became co-founder of the Green College Assembly, won a student of the year award for her student ambassador work, was recruited as a ‘This Girl Can’ ambassador, and volunteered politically within the community.

Macy recently met with Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham to present her findings on solutions to violent and knife crime. She also regularly campaigns around the College to educate her fellow students through the Green College Assembly, an initiative she co-founded in an attempt to make our College more eco-friendly by reducing our carbon footprint and the amount of waste we produce.

Macy volunteers politically in the College and within the community and she recently volunteered for OXFAM. Unbelievably, Macy also finds time to canvas around her area for her local party as well as attending protest marches for issues she is passionate about.

She commented, “I was really surprised when I found out I was a finalist for the AoC student awards! To know that my hard work and dedication is being noticed and appreciated is very uplifting and encouraging. I am incredibly grateful to be a member of the Trafford College Group as the amount of support and nurturing I get is beyond overwhelming."

David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, said: “Each year the level of applications is extremely high, and it goes to show the fantastic work that students are doing in colleges as well as the lengths colleges go to support their students.

Macy has done amazingly well to finish second and she should rightly be proud of her achievements.”

The awards were announced on Tuesday 19 November at the Association of Colleges’ Annual Conference, showcasing some of the ways that colleges are transforming the lives of more than two million people across England and how vital colleges are to the future of the British economy in the 21st century.