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Berwick students are recognised at awards

Photo caption: Northumberland College student Andrew Stanwix receiving his award from guest speaker Brian Burnie.

Photo caption: Northumberland College student Andrew Stanwix receiving his award from guest speaker Brian Burnie.

Northumberland College students who study in Berwick have been recognised in the institution’s annual awards which celebrate success.

Six Berwick-based student received awards for their achievements during a special evening at the college’s Kirkley Hall campus in Ponteland.

Northumberland College’s Berwick centres offer a wide range of courses across three sites; the main centre, the construction skills centre and the graduate hair and beauty salon. Courses range from travel and tourism to bricklaying and beauty therapy.

Berwick winners included eighteen-year-old Natalie Nisbet, who was awarded Student of the Year for hair and beauty, after impressing tutors with her professional attitude and focused work ethic.

Since starting her Level 2 hairdressing course Natalie has grown in confidence and has become a mentor to other students who ask for her advice in practical sessions. She is now looking forward to starting a Level 3 qualification.

Nicola Lowson, 38, was the winner of the Student of the Year award for Berwick’s Main Centre. Nicola, who is deaf, has excelled on her foundation degree programme in children’s workforce practice. She engages excellently with her tutors and other learners, and has impressed staff at the centre with her professionalism and determination.

Andrew Stanwix, 18, also picked up a Student of the Year award. Although he started his construction course five months after his fellow students, Andrew impressed his tutor by producing work that exceeds even the standards of students studying at a higher level. He also won the Apprenticeship Student of the Year award.

Helen Norris, Berwick Centre manager, said: “We are very proud of our students’ achieved. They have worked hard and deserve their awards. We look forward to watching them progress onto higher qualifications or employment.”

Prospective students can attend one of the college’s regular open days or email the Berwick centre at berwick.centre@northland.ac.uk

 

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