MK College students show they are among the best at awards

All the winners of the MK College Students of the Year awards. Front is Jonathan Woollerton, who won the Student of the Year award.
All the winners of the MK College Students of the Year awards. Front is Jonathan Woollerton, who won the Student of the Year award.

Milton Keynes College celebrated the achievements of its students at the Students of the Year 2015 Awards.

The ceremony, which was held at the college’s Bletchley campus, focused on the accomplishments of students and staff, with one awarded Student of the Year.

Ryan Robinson, who won the Art and Design Award which was sponsored by the MK Citizen with MK College's head of marketing and communications, Kate Poulton and college principal Julie Mills.

Ryan Robinson, who won the Art and Design Award which was sponsored by the MK Citizen with MK College's head of marketing and communications, Kate Poulton and college principal Julie Mills.

All of the award winners were recommended by their tutors and classmates after demonstrating excellence in their course and career path.

Category sponsors presented the awards on the night. Milton Keynes Citizen sponsored the Art and Design Award, which was won by Ryan Robinson.

Walking away from the evening with Student of the Year was business student Jonathan Woollerton. The title was Jonathan’s second win of the night, having already collected the Leadership and Business Award.

Among his achievements in his first year of his Level 3 business course are distinction grades, becoming a student governor and class representative.

Speaking after the awards ceremony, MK College Principal & Chief Executive Dr Julie Mills said: “Students of the Year is the perfect way to celebrate the achievements of our students and to be inspired by them.

“This has been a truly wonderful year and our students are achieving unprecedented success in a wider range of subjects and disciplines than ever before.

“Every year the awards event gets bigger and better, which shows just how much all our work is growing – and thanks to our relationships with industry partners, we continue to take great strides in providing our students with experiences and opportunities to enrich their lives and prepare them for long and successful careers.”

The winners are:

> Ryan Robinson, Art & Design Award, sponsored by Milton Keynes Citizen

> Lily Vale, Enterprise Award, MK Business Leaders

> Kevin Tran, Built Environment Award, Blum

> Lucy Clark, Health & Social Care Award, PJ Care

> James Crow, Principal’s Ambassador Award, MK College

> Ben Morton, Higher Education Award, BSI

> Deon Murray-Malcolm, Public Services Award, Think Alumni

> Kaik Alves, Engineering Award, Niftylift

> Ian Kelly, A Levels Award, University of Northampton

> Charlie Ayles, GCSEs Award, Kingston Smith

> David Bird, Apprentice of the Year Award, Adreco

> Alicia Bortoli, Andrew Peck Award, Andrew Peck

> Olivia Pryor, Construction Award, Kier

> Jessica Smith, Hospitality Industries Award, Spirit Group

> Darren Harvey, Sports & Exercise Sciences Award, MK Dons SET

> Lauren Boreham, Foundation Learning Award, MK Community Foundation

> Sathurjanan Balasubramaniam, Under 16 Award, Milton Keynes Council

> Rachel Chambers, Childcare Award, Kids Play

> Patrick Drummond, Offender Learning Award, Tribal Publishing

> Jonathan Woollerton, Leadership & Business Award, Santander

> ESOL Volleyball Team, Outstanding Team Award, The Open University

> Natasha Laird, Hairdressing Award, Chris and Sons

> Adam Batt, Digital & Creative Media Award, Interdirect

> Jonathan Woollerton, Student of the Year 2015, Circle IT Solutions/Dell

> Daniel Grice, Adams Engineering Prize

> Charlotte Colbourne & Blake Higgins, MKGU Rotary Club Bursary Award

> The Brasserie MK College, People 1st AA Rosette Award

> Tasmin Halward, Students’ Choice – Support Staff

> Stephanie Taft, Teacher of the Year – Offender Learning

> Beverley Dass, Teacher of the Year – Campus