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Students celebrate success with award ceremonies

Monday 10 July 2023

The achievements of Selby College students from a range of academic areas were celebrated as part of a number of end-of-year award ceremonies.

Curriculum departments including Construction, Health, Hospitality & Catering and Sport hosted their own student award ceremonies, recognising both the highest achieving students and the most improved.

Held at the Parsonage in York, the Annual Sport Awards celebrated the sporting and academic achievements of Sport and Public Services students and sports team players. Awards included Team of the Year, Sports Personality of the Year, Academic Excellence and more.

Izzy Gigg Sports Personality of the Year winner
Izzy Gigg Sports Personality of the Year winner

Within the College’s award-winning Hospitality & Catering department, students were presented with a range of accolades including Chef of the Year, Student of the Year and Front of House Member of the Year.

The College’s on-site restaurant was the setting for the evening, with the students preparing a three-course meal for their loved ones who were present. This included dishes such as Thai tuna fish cakes, pan roast belly pork and berry bavarois.

Ethan Harris Year 1 Chef of the Year award winner
Ethan Harris Year 1 Chef of the Year award winner

The end of the academic year is always a joyous time as we get to celebrate and acknowledge the academic and personal achievements of our students. It’s been incredibly uplifting to see how they have progressed throughout the year – whether that’s overcoming barriers they might have faced, learning something new, or showing enthusiasm and commitment to their studies. They should all be extremely proud of themselves and what they’ve achieved.

Sam Wright, Principal and Chief Executive at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group

Celebrating the accomplishments of its first cohort of T Level students, the Group hosted a ‘T Party’ which was attended by students, T Level industry placement partners and colleagues from the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group.

T Levels are new qualifications which have been designed alongside employers, enabling students to get a head start in their chosen industry or career.

Equivalent to three A Levels, T Levels combine classroom theory, practical learning and a 45-day industry placement enabling students to gain experience in the workplace.

Selby College currently offers T Level programmes in Health, Digital Support Services (IT), Education & Early Years and Maintenance, Installation & Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing.