Wigan & Leigh College recently held its annual Student of the Year Awards evening to celebrate outstanding achievement.
The ceremony was held at The Parish Church of All Saints Wigan with awards being presented by College Principal, Anna Dawe.
Students receiving their awards ended the academic year with the highest grades and have secured places at some of the best universities.
Each school faculty named their ‘student of the year’ who received their trophy and certificate.
There were two winners in the A Level Professional Honours Programme, with Maria Babu, who studies on the Applied Science Pathway and Grace Gentle who is an aspiring teacher, receiving the accolade.
Maria, a former Albany Academy pupil, is progressing onto University of Central Lancashire to study Medicine and Surgery after expecting high grades.
Thomas Fort, who studies on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, is a former Westleigh High School pupil. He scooped the Christopher Murphy Award for Mechanical Engineering after excelling on the course and receiving multiple university offers including a BSc (Hons) Product Design and Innovation at The University of Portsmouth.
Over 60 awards were presented on the evening, including Student of the Year in Business, Aime Taylor, who is on track to gain the highest grades possible, a triple distinction. She has accepted an offer to study Accounting and Finance at the University of Salford.
There was also a special ‘Outstanding College Group of the Year’ award which was well received by the Pre-Degree Nursing Students who have all excelled and secured places at prestigious universities after expecting distinction*, distinction* , distinction* grades across the board.
College Principal, Anna Dawe said: “The awards evening is one of the highlights of the year and it is a proud moment to see students being rewarded for their hard work
“These students have achieved outstanding grades through their ambition and dedication as well as great support from their families and tutors.”