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Stafford College Celebrates Student Success with February '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 February round of nominees collect their awards. 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. We've seen some amazing stories of success that we just can't wait to share with you.

Olivia Grundy

Olivia is nominated for her exceptional work ethic, which has placed her in a strong position to pursue her career ambition of becoming a veterinarian. With predicted grades of A*A*AA, Olivia has been working incredibly hard to set up her future. Olivia received a commendation for her efforts in the Biology Olympiad, delivered an excellent performance RSC Schools Analyst competition where she placed third, and she was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for her Cambridge sponsored HE+ research project submission. Alongside taking part in virtual work experience with Nottingham University, Olivia also undertakes a great deal of research into various projects and has a well-developed awareness of animal welfare. Her EPQ work on the ethics of animal testing in the service of human medicine is already looking extremely strong. Congratulations and keep up the hard work, Olivia!


Daniel Jeavons

Daniel has been nominated for the way he has challenged himself both physically and academically throughout his course. He is an integral member of the group, leading with enthusiasm and energy towards his practical and theoretical studies. Daniel has recently reached the finals of the AoC Fitness Trainer competition, taking place at Nottingham University in April. He showcased his continual proficiency in his craft, which has gone from strength to strength. Daniel has ambitions to set up his own personal business once he has completed his course and, as part of this, he has started working with a charity organisation which inspires healthy lifestyles. Daniel always offers his support for College Open Events, carrying out his role with a very professional attitude. Keep up the good work, Daniel!

Elizabeth Bathew

Elizabeth has been nominated for her inspirational attitude towards the design process, always embracing any setbacks and turning them into a means to improve. Her sheer hard work and commitment has led her to achieving Distinctions throughout her course. Recently, Elizabeth’s team represented the College in the VCCP inter-college advertising competition, where they won the class element, impressing the marketing team from Alton Towers. Elizabeth always has a smile and is happy to support others as much as possible. During a recent Open Event, Elizabeth stepped in to cover for her tutor, going well above and beyond expectations. Following this, a parent sent an email to the marketing department asking them to thank Elizabeth personally for her advice and guidance. Congratulations Elizabeth!


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

Vocational Studies Award - Violet Lee, Tom Seville, Cordie Martin

Skills and Technology Award - Thomas Brotherhood

Apprentice of the Month - Keira Maud

Maths and English Award - Evangeline Morgan

Professional Studies Award - Edward Fisher