Students of City College Peterborough were delighted to attend the College’s celebrated presentation evening on 14th November.
The event is a highlight of the year for students, tutors and the College alike. Family and friends gather to congratulate the students on their hard work and achievements, and this year’s presentation evening was a huge success.
Pat Carrington, principal of the College, explained: “The event is an integral part of the College’s calendar. Of course, our tutors congratulate students throughout the year but the presentation evening is our chance to get together and say ‘Well Done’ from the whole of the College community.”
Students who achieved a qualification from a recognised awarding body during the past academic year were invited to attend the event.
The College was also delighted to invite Lord Mawhinney, previously MP for Peterborough and North West Cambridgeshire. Lord Mawhinney, as the VIP guest at the event, presented each student with a prize and certification for their academic achievements.
Those celebrating had achieved qualifications in a wide range of courses at the College, including English, Maths, Teaching, Employabilty and Counselling.
Pat Carrington sums up the night: “It was fantastic to see our students’ family and friends cheering them on as they received prizes and awards. It’s a way for us, at the College, to congratulate our students but also a chance for their family and friends to show their support.”
“As a college at the heart of the Peterborough community, it was ideal for Lord Mawhinney to attend and present the students with their awards. As MP for Peterborough and North West Camrbridgeshire from 1979 through to 2005, Lord Mawhinney has made him a huge influence on the City as we know it today.”
As a result of their success in the academic year of 2013/2014 many of the students have gone on to progress in their careers or find new work. For instance, the College’s employability courses have given adult learners the opportunity to build and strengthen essential workplace skills. The courses also aim to equip students with the ability to job search effectively and create an effective application.
The College was also delighted to award Learner of the Year 2013/14 to Hayley Murphy during the presentation evening.
Hayley studied and passed her Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling this year and showed real dedication throughout her course. The College Student Association nominated Hayley for the prize.