The red carpet was rolled out at Blackburn College on Tuesday 11th September 2018 for the 23rd Further Education Awards, recognising another year of student success and achievement.
Over 100 students were recognised from a variety of programmes at Blackburn College including Business; Digital; Music; Health and Social Care; Law; Construction and Motor Vehicle.
Those who achieved top grades and had secured a coveted place at top universities were also recognised, in addition to students who had progressed directly into employment.
Sannah Abbas (18) studied Level 3 Extended Diploma Applied Science at Blackburn College, leaving with a fantastic Triple Distinction, which is equivalent to 3 A*s at A-Level.
Sannah was awarded the Endeavour Award for Applied Science, selected for her dedication and hard work, and achieving above and beyond her target grade. Sannah said: “I have enjoyed my time studying at Blackburn College – it has been a great pleasure to be in a learning environment so friendly and safe.”
“Studying the Level 3 Extended Diploma Applied Science at Blackburn College has enabled me to think about all the different careers that exist within Science and explore those that interest me. My favourite topic within the programme has been Chemistry and I really enjoyed running lots of experiments within Blackburn College’s laboratories.”
Sannah added: “Taking part in such experiments has given me a passion to continue studying further and I feel that the programme has provided me with a steady foundation to progress onto Pharmacy, MPharm (Hons) at the University of Central Lancashire.
“I would definitely recommend studying at Blackburn College as the tutors are very supportive and put all their efforts into making sure that students achieve their best possible grades. I have really enjoyed my time at Blackburn College.”
Irfan Seedat (20) spent four years studying at Blackburn College, progressing from Level 1 Public Services to Level 3 Public Services (Uniformed or Non-Uniformed) and was recognised for his fantastic attendance record, achieving 100% attendance over 4 years.
Irfan said: “All of the tutors at Blackburn College were really supportive and went out of their way to help you learn. The course was really practical and engaging and the staff made sure you were always given plenty of examples and relatable scenarios to support your studies.
“Lots of things stood out during my time at Blackburn College but my favourite sessions were the practical exercises. Using practical examples in situations that we could relate to was a great way of strengthening our learning and keeping us engaged.”
Irfan added: “I am now progressing onto the University of Bolton to study BA (Hons) Crime and Criminal Justice and am looking forward to pursuing a career within the Police. I have recently joined the Special Constables and hope in the future, to join the Lancashire Constabulary full time.”
Visit our Open Events on Thursday 4th October 2018 (4.30pm – 8pm) or Tuesday 16th October 2018 (4.30pm – 8pm). You can explore the fantastic range of programmes on offer at www.blackburn.ac.uk or ring the Hub on 01254 292929.