Learners celebrate virtual victories at annual Student Awards

Learners celebrate virtual victories at annual Student Awards

Students from The Trafford College Group have taken part in this year‘s virtual student awards.

The second virtual student awards ceremony recognised some of Trafford College’s most exceptional students as voted by their tutors, and included a special video message from College Principal, James Scott along with video award acceptance speeches from some of the outstanding award winners.

While COVID-19 once again unfortunately disrupted plans for the College's time honoured tradition of a glittering annual awards ceremony held in the local community, staff were passionate about celebrating the incredible achievements of students, albeit virtually, after what has been another incredibly challenging year.

Awards were presented across a range of academic and vocational subjects, and included a special accolade for overall outstanding student of the year.

Student of the year for Trafford College, Ciaran Hatchell was nominated for displaying an unparalleled level of motivation throughout his course and always aiming to achieve above and beyond his own expectations.

Ciaran, who studies Sport, worked hard to establish a new link with an external partner to plan and deliver online coaching sessions to a primary school group. He was over the moon with the overall win and was considering spending his cash voucher on coaching equipment.

Ciaran said: “I’m happy to win Overall Student of the Year and I’m only going to go up from now!”

College Principal James Scott commented: “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our students on their successes over the last year.

“We appreciate that they faced so many challenges during these unprecedented times; all the while remaining fully committed to their studies and making some truly fantastic achievements, despite the many barriers.

“I wish all our students the very best for the future whether that be with a continuation of their studies or moving into their chosen careers.”

Watch the Student of the Year Awards on Trafford College's YouTube channel or the Awards Page of our website.