Star students honoured at Warwickshire College - The Rugby Observer

Star students honoured at Warwickshire College

STAR students at Warwickshire College have been honoured.

Group principal Angela Joyce presented Student of the Year awards at the college’s various centres.

Sachin Shah was named Rugby College Student of the Year.

The 19 year-old from Rugby is studying for A-levels in Maths, Psychology and English Literature.

He said: “It’s a lovely feeling to be acknowledged and it’s like the cherry on top after two years of studying and hard work.

“The teachers have been so supportive – they’re good at spotting where you’re going right and encouraging you. They’ve also helped me gain work experience placements and given me lots of advice and help with interviews.

“I’ve got a place to study architecture at Edinburgh University so I’m really looking forward to that.”

Music performance student Izzie Derry won the Leamington College title.

The 18 year-old from Coventry is a singer songwriter who has performed across the region, and who is now going to Brighton to study for a songwriting degree.

Izzie said: “I started playing guitar when I was about 14 and got a bit obsessed – I then moved onto singing and writing my own songs. I knew I wanted to do music so came here straight from school. My tutor Louise is just brilliant, the most supportive teacher I’ve ever had – I just can’t thank her enough.”

Equine student Jordan Phelps took the Moreton Morrell title.

The 18 year-old has worked on a number of events, including the British Dressage National Championships and the Horse of the Year Show.

She said: “I didn’t want to stay at school after GCSEs, and, as I’ve always loved horses, I chose to come here to Moreton. My tutor Emma was the selling point for the course for me and she’s been so helpful supporting me on my British Horse Society exams. I do eventing and showjumping and was able to bring my horse, Eady, to college and compete here. In the future ideally I’d like to have my own business with eventing horses.”

Engineering student Harry Bowen won the Warwick Trident title.

The 18 year-old from Solihull has already secured a degree apprenticeship with engineering company Arup.

He said, “I’d always been interested in engineering and the course was great as it allows you to try a bit of everything, and I decided I wanted to get into construction management. The staff here have been really supportive, helping me with CVs and personal statements. I did think about going to university, but the degree apprenticeship is such a great opportunity for me.”

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