Top students celebrated at Stockport College’s annual awards

Stockport College has rolled out the red carpet in honour of its highest achieving students at this year’s Student of the Year Awards.

The event, which took place at the Stockport Light Cinema, celebrated the hard work and achievements of over 40 of the College’s most dedicated Learners, some of whom have bravely battled against adversity to achieve success.

Campus Principal, James Scott, welcomed the excited students along with their family and friends to the celebratory event, which recognised students across a wide range of subject areas including Science, Art and Design and Business to name a few.

Bringing the glittering event to an equally glamorous close, outstanding achievement awards were also presented to two very unsuspecting awardees, chosen from thousands of students across the college in recognition of their dedication and inspirational achievements.

Collecting the first award was Safiya Kamran, a BTEC Extended Diploma student of Applied Science. Safiya was described as “an inspiration to her fellow classmates”, and a “joy to teach” by her tutors. Her remarkable effort, determination and application, along with 100% attendance since 2017, have resulted in her achieving outstanding grades. Having already worked with the Manchester Royal Infirmary and with a keen interest in foster care, Safiya is working towards a career as a Midwife.

Her tutor commented, “As women continue to inspire and dedicate their skills, talent, and lives to the sciences, we look forward to following the journey of our very own winning student as she makes her own inspirational mark in the world of science and health.”

Picking up the second outstanding award of the night, in the team category, was the Equalities Council of Stockport College, who have worked tirelessly for the last two years with passion, drive and commitment in their endeavours to research and address issues affecting young people. Last year, the issue was homelessness, and fundraising went towards address the GMCA pledge to end rough sleeping.  This year, they chose to address knife and violent crime, and recently met with Andy Burnham to discuss their findings with him.  The recipient of their fundraising efforts this year was the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

James Scott commented, “Our awards ceremonies are one of the highlights of the year and testament to the hard work and dedication of our students. I have no doubt that these bright young students will continue this success in the future and we look forward to following their journeys.”