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Ellesmere Port and Chester Students Win Big at Cheshire College Student Awards 

Jun 24

Ellesmere Port and Chester Students Win Big at Cheshire College Student Awards 

Cheshire College – South & West’s Ellesmere Port and Chester students got their moment in the spotlight at the annual Student Awards. 

Hosted within the visually spectacular rotunda at the College’s Ellesmere Port Campus, it was a night of celebration both for the nominees and their families and lecturers. 

Prior to the ceremony, guests had the opportunity to mingle and sample some canapés prepared by Hospitality and Catering students in Ellesmere Port Campus’s professional kitchens. When asked how students dealt with the demand of preparing food for such an important event, Level 3 Professional Cookery student Julian said: “We try to be very well prepared, that always helps! So, we used our time wisely today and now we have a great variety of canapés including chicken Ceasar, a fruit platter, and a feta, olive and watermelon platter. I really enjoy the College’s events as they’re so relaxed and friendly!” 

The range of nomination categories across subject areas reflected the diversity of the College’s offerings. Level 3 Electrical Installation student Adrian who won the Construction Student of the Year Award commented on his success: “I very excited to have won my award and I did not expect to win it at all! But during my course I was always working to the best of my ability to achieve what I wanted, and I think that’s why my name was put forward.” 

Another lucky winner, Maths Student of the Year Reuben said: “I’ve worked really hard in Maths, so I’m very happy that my effort has been recognised. A lot of people see Maths as a difficult subject but it’s so important to learn it for your future.”  

It was an emotional evening for family and friends of the students, including Afshan, mother of the Rising Star Award winner Daanya: “Daanya is a wonderful person! She won quite a few awards when she was in school, and now she’s continuing that trend in College; I’m so proud of her.” 

Lecturers and support staff were also present to join in with the celebrations. Sian Court-Ratcliffe, who teaches Health and Social Care said that said was impressed with the calibre of students this year, especially the four students who won the Wellbeing Ambassadors of the Year Award: “Amber, Lola, Samara and Alyssa are the pioneers of the Ear 4 U project which helps students to access support for mental wellbeing. 

“These students have consistently supported each other and their peers and they have promoted positive mental health throughout the College; they have made such an incredible difference to College life.” 

Jasbir Dhesi OBE, Principal and CEO of Cheshire College, reflecting on the awards, said: “Congratulations to this year’s winners! I think I speak for all of us, including friends and family, when I say that these students have been a credit to themselves and Cheshire College as a whole; we couldn’t be prouder of their success.” 

“We expect great things from them next year, whether they are continuing their studies with us or going on to the next stage of their adventure.”  

Full List of Winners

Access to HE Student of the Year – Dawn Kealy

Arts and Media Student of the Year – Sam Haslam

Business and Computing Student of the Year – Harrison Blythin

Construction Student of the Year – Adrian Pintea

Engineering Student of the Year – Finley Corkhill

Health and Social Care Student of the Year – Lola Blackshaw

Childcare and Education Student of the Year – Elisha Murray

Hair, Beauty and Barbering Student of the Year – Jessica Hope

Hospitality and Catering Student of the Year – Nadine Ablan

Science Student of the Year – Daniel Crathern

Protective Services and Sport Student of the Year – Callum Bebbington

Motor Vehicle Student of the Year – Daniel James Smith

Travel and Tourism Student of the Year – Sarah York

Performing and Production Arts Student of the Year – Jasmine Crow

Learning for Life and Work Student of the Year – Molly Ramejkis

Outstanding Achievement – Foundation Level Award – Travis Smith

Outstanding Achievement – Intermediate Level Award – Na-Isha Suso

Outstanding Achievement – Intermediate Level Award – Martin Stanly

English Student of the Year – Connie Cooper

Maths Student of the Year – Reuben Merrick

ESOL Student of the Year – Farid Ahmadi

Rising Star Award – Daanya Imtiaz

Higher Education Student of the Year – Harvey Jones

T Level Student of the Year – Amber Wess

T Level Student of the Year – Jack Evans

Award for Outstanding Progress – Bahara Akbari

Award for Outstanding Contribution to College Life – Carter Brown

Cheshire College – South & West Ambassador of the Year – Joshua Anderson

Wellbeing Ambassador of the Year – Amber Kinsey, Lola Blackshaw, Samara Ajmal and Alyssa Connon

Cheshire College – South & West Fellowship – Joe Dowling

Cheshire College are now accepting applications for September 2024 for those interested in studying a diverse range of subjects, designed to provide students with combined skills and knowledge that will fully prepare them for the next exciting stage of their life.  

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