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Posted: 15/06/22

Business and accounting students celebrate end-of-year accolades

Students on business and accounting courses at West Nottinghamshire College were applauded by their teachers, classmates, parents and principal and chief executive Andrew Cropley at their annual awards evening.

  • Principal and chief executive Andrew Cropley (front, second right) congratulates student award-winners and event organisers.
  • Owen Schofield picked up the award for most employable student.
  • Linda Kiselova received two awards; one for most creative student and another for going above and beyond.
  • Josh Mitchell was named best student representative.
  • Ethan Hughes was chosen as the student most likely to own their own business.
  • Princes Etiosa Ogieva Ada picked up the leadership award.
  • Rabiu Bawa was another double award-winner; picking up accolades for best attendance and best team player.
  • Raha Hussain won the award for most resilient student.
  • Harley Molloy scooped the award for best communicator.

Almost 50 guests, including learners, staff and proud family members, came together for a night of celebration of the students’ hard work and dedication to their studies.

Held in the college’s Refined restaurant at the Derby Road campus, Mansfield, the event was organised entirely by level 3 business students Ava Walker, Chandler Measures, Josh Mitchell and Ellie Porter as part of the ‘managing an event’ module of their course.

There were 13 student winners on the night across a range of categories including most employable student, hardest worker, best student representative, best team player and best attendance, each nominated by their teachers.

Meanwhile, staff members Sarah Taylor and Chloe Broadhurst picked up best business tutor and best accounting tutor awards respectively, after being nominated by students in the lead-up to the awards, held on Tuesday 24 May.

Category winners, who received glass trophies in recognition of their accomplishments, were:

  • Most Employable Student: Owen Schofield (Advanced Extended Diploma in Business)
  • Most Creative Student: Linda Kiselova (Advanced Foundation Diploma in Business)
  • Going Above and Beyond: Linda Kiselova (Advanced Foundation Diploma in Business)
  • Hardest Worker: Libbie Price (Advanced Extended Diploma in Business)
  • Best Student Representative: Josh Mitchell (Advanced Foundation Diploma in Business)
  • Most Likely To Own Their Own Business: Ethan Hughes (Advanced Extended Diploma in Business)
  • Leadership Award: Princes Etiosa Ogieva Ada (Advanced Foundation Diploma in Business)
  • Best Attendance: Rabiu Bawa (Advanced Foundation Diploma in Business)
  • Best Team Player: Rabiu Bawa (Advanced Foundation Diploma in Business)
  • Most Resilient Student: Raha Hussain (Advanced Foundation Diploma in Business
  • Most Improved Student: Olivia Parkes (Intermediate Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration)
  • Best Communicator: Harley Molloy (Advanced Foundation Diploma in Business)
  • Apprenticeship Award: Rowan Harrison (Level 3 AAT Accounting Advanced Diploma)

Kimberley Carlin, programme area leader for business, said: “The evening was a fantastic celebration of students’ efforts and achievements over the past year.

“It was hosted wonderfully by staff in Refined, with catering students providing a lovely buffet, and I was extremely proud to see the four event organisers’ hard work pay off.

“All nominees and winners can feel justifiably proud of what they’ve accomplished on their courses. It was great to see so many happy faces.”