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An evening of celebration as college hosts annual Student of the Year Awards

4th Jul 2024

The beginning of July marks an annual celebration for Abingdon & Witney College, as the College invites parents, governors, friends, and staff to congregate and celebrate the achievements of our brilliant students at the College’s Student of the Year Awards.

The end of year award ceremony is hosted in the grand grounds of Blenheim Palace and offers each curriculum area an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of their students; whilst giving both staff and students a well welcomed chance to reflect and celebrate the year that has passed.

As per each year, selecting from more than 12,000 extraordinary students is a challenging task for each of the College’s eleven faculties as they search to find their worthy winners of the Outstanding Performance Award and Inspirational Student Award. A full list of this year’s winners is detailed below.

Each year, the written nominations of the twenty-two worthy winners are subsequently presented to the senior team and governors, who pick an overall Student of the Year – which was, this year, awarded to Kayleigh Lammin, a Higher Education student on the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies course.

She was nominated by her tutor, Rob, who shared the following:

“During her first two years of her degree, Kayleigh was a conscientious and proactive student, asking questions, engaging in research, working collaboratively and acting upon feedback to develop her knowledge and understanding and incredibly, nothing has changed in this respect.

Kayleigh has demonstrated the resilience, drive and organisation necessary to not only keep on track with her studies, but extraordinarily, also improve on her previous academic performance.

She is an inspiration to all who encounter her, including classmates and teachers, her work colleagues and the children in her care - who she continues to inspire in all manner of ways, promoting fun, learning and supporting their development every day.”

Congratulations to all our brilliant students and worthy winners of this year’s Student of the Year Awards, and thank you to our host Blenheim Palace, our extraordinary Performing Arts Students who performed in the ceremony interval, and to our brilliant College team for ensuring that the evening was the success it was.

This year's winners:


Faculty

Award

Winning Student

Creative Industries

Outstanding Performance Award

Thomas Francklin

Creative Industries

Inspirational Student Award

Harley McLean

English & Maths

Outstanding Performance Award

Kuran Krishan

English & Maths

Inspirational Student Award

Joe Harvey

Access to Learning

Outstanding Performance Award

Theo Shayler

Access to Learning

Inspirational Student Award

Nina Skalicanova

HE

Outstanding Performance Award

Maya Davidson

HE

Inspirational Student Award & Student of the Year

Kayleigh Lammin

Landbased Industries

Outstanding Performance Award

Natasha Broom

Landbased Industries

Inspirational Student Award

Ella Tingley

Technology

Outstanding Performance Award

Jamie Sample

Technology

Inspirational Student Award

William Smith

Construction

Outstanding Performance Award

Joshua Painting

Construction

Inspirational Student Award

Mamadou Barry

PPI

Outstanding Performance Award

Kara O’Connor

PPI

Inspirational Student Award

Claire Hague

Apprenticeships

Outstanding Performance Award

Ewan Graham

Apprenticeships

Inspirational Student Award

Spencer Kelly

OAL

Outstanding Performance Award

Les Allen

OAL

Inspirational Student Award

Joanna Turner

Professional courses

Outstanding Performance Award

Evita Kiselevska

Professional courses

Inspirational Student Award

Yulia (Luliia) Riabova