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Stafford College Celebrates Inspirational Students with Student of the Month Awards

Each month Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group hold a ‘Student of the Month’ awards presentation that highlights and recognises the individual effort, progress and dedication of students who go above and beyond throughout the year.

This month saw the October round of nominees collect their awards. A huge thank you to David Padfield from Hitachi for joining us and presenting the learners with their awards as we highlighted and recognised the individual efforts, progress and dedication of our students.

The presentations included a number of inspirational stories from staff about their nominees, including; students overcoming personal challenges and going above and beyond on their chosen courses with exemplary attendance and hard work.

Poppy Bromley

Nominated for Student of the Month in the Faculty of Professional Studies, Poppy has shown herself to be a stand-out learner, consistently pushing herself to achieve the highest standards both within the classroom and in extracurricular activities. Poppy is working well beyond her initial grade targets, and her first Government mock exam achieved the highest grade in the year. Volunteering for our recent Open Event, Poppy showed excellent knowledge when answering questions, connecting with potential future students with confidence and maturity. Poppy is currently applying for a Police apprenticeship and a HNC, her tutors are certain she will make a strong team member in any of the services in the future. Congratulations!


Elizabeth Dawes

Nominated for Student of the Month in the Faculty of Academic and Creative Studies, Elizabeth has shown exemplary performance both inside and outside of the classroom. Elizabeth’s tutors have described her as determined and resilient, with a never-give-up attitude despite a difficult health condition. In College, Elizabeth has been pursuing a place at university to study Dietetics, taking on Biology units developing essential skills for her future career. Elizabeth also volunteers for Open Events, guiding visitors and answering any and all questions they may have. Outside of College, Elizabeth volunteers at a local food bank, distributing food hampers to those in need and ensuring that the parcels contain all the essential food groups someone needs. Congratulations!

Niamh O'Brien

Nominated for the Apprentice of the Month Award, Niamh has made an incredibly positive impact on her placement with Nick Tart Estate Agents. Having turned her Saturday job into an apprenticeship, Niamh’s potential has been recognised by the Office Manager who has praised her work ethic and eagerness to learn. Niamh is a true ‘people person’, enjoying meeting clients, matching them with potential new homes, confidently guiding them through the process of buying and selling, with many glowing testimonials from clients. One of Niamh’s College projects was to produce a guide to being a sales negotiator, which one of the directors of the company intends to roll out as the standard point of reference for all branches. Niamh has future ambitions to become a qualified RICS surveyor, and her future certainly looks bright. Congratulations!


Congratulations to all other students on their outstanding achievements and the admirable commitment shown to their studies.

Isabelle Roe - Academic and Creative Studies Award

Ruby Allen - Vocational Studies Award

Kayla Thorpe - Vocational Studies Award

Garrard Wall - Vocational Studies Award

Daisy Carter - Professional Studies Award

Ethan McCormack - Skills & Technology Award

Lola Hooker - English and Maths Award