Milton Keynes College shortlisted for several national awards

The college has been shortlisted in multiple categories, including teacher of the year.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 9:58 am

Staff at Milton Keynes College are celebrating their accomplishments after individuals and departments have been shortlisted in four different categories at the TES Awards.

Barber Course team leader, Jack Maude, is in the running for Teacher of the Year. The team leader earned specific praise for his work teaching them to spot the signs of domestic

abuse among their customers – an initiative developed with Thames Valley Police.

MK College has been shortlisted for the TES awards in four different categories

The employer engagement team, designed to improve links between students and local businesses has also been recognised. The schemes used are designed to make sure students learn the skills that are relevant to today’s workplaces.

The College is also shortlisted in the Outstanding Use of Technology category, for its use of different types software to engage students. The finance team was also recognised ,the college claimed its turned round a £2.6 million deficit, to bring the College into the black, despite a background of cuts in funding.

Group chief operating officer, Imelda Galvin, says, “The College has worked hard to move to a more sustainable financial model. The main aim was to get the money right without damaging the quality of the education and training we provide.

"We also knew that closer links with employers would support our students to gain meaningful employment in their sectors of choice. I’m so proud of our Finance and Employer Engagement teams who have worked together to enhance the student experience and feel that this is the ultimate endorsement of that process”

The TES awards winners will be announced on May 28.

CEO and Group Principal, Dr Julie Mills OBE added, “This is such wonderful recognition for everyone at the College, staff and students alike, for the exceptional work they’ve put in during

the toughest year we’ve ever had.

"This will give everybody the pat on the back they deserve for not just maintaining the education and training we provide, but for innovating and securing the best possible outcomes for our students and our partners despite the challenge of the pandemic."