Skip to main content
So TM NOV22 33

Stafford College Celebrates Student Success with November 'Student of the Month' Awards

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

Highlighting and recognising the individual efforts, progress and dedication of students, the presentations included a number of inspirational stories from staff about their nominees who have gone above and beyond on their chosen course area.

Lucy Jackson

Nominated to receive the award for the Faculty of Academic and Creative Studies, Lucy has demonstrate commendable qualities making her an excellent student. Determined to progress onto Law at University, Lucy has positioned herself in the best possible place in terms of her grades, super curricular activities and through sourcing her own work experience at the Wolverhampton Magistrates Court, going through the rigorous formal application process with tenacity. Lucy recently went to Wolverhampton to sit her LNAT test, returning to class the day after already caught up on the notes missed, showing true dedication to her studies. Lucy also attended a summer school at the University of Bristol, engaging completely with the range of activities, notably partaking in in a mock murder trial which included a discussion on whether cannibalism is allowed at sea! Her personal tutor has commended Lucy for her proactive approach to her UCAS application, already completing her Personal Statement in a mature manner. All of Lucy’s lecturers admire her studious nature and effort to achieve her desired place at university.

So TM NOV22 70
So TM NOV22 62

Oliver Matthews

Oliver was nominated to receive the Award for the Faculty of Vocational Studies as an outstanding student for his achievements and passion for music. In October, Oliver worked incredibly hard to gain an offer from Leeds Conservatoire to study the Bachelor of Music programme. Despite only playing piano for 4 years, Oliver was chosen for the extremely competitive course with only a select few places for both UK and international students. He is a role model for other students through his dedication, motivation and level of effort that he demonstrates in relation to music, always asking questions and showing a unique curiosity for the subject. Oliver has played the drums for some of his ensemble assessments and achieved the highest criteria, developing an appreciation for contemporary music alongside his classical soloist style. This year, as part of the course, Oliver has already created a podcast about pop music, played 2 gigs on site, volunteered to perform at the Tea Dance, created sound/effects/music for a moving image piece and created a development plan related to sight reading. It is clear to all that Oliver has a very bright future ahead of him in the music industry.

Daisy Jane

Nominated for the Skills & Technology Student of the Month Award, Daisy has been dedicated to her BTEC Level 3 Engineering course since the beginning, always producing high quality work in assignment tasks, which are easily meeting distinction criteria. Daisy is extremely focused and very hard working, attending College outside of the timetable requirements to continue with work. Her responses to tasks and questions in class sessions are always well thought through and show a level of understanding that is both deep and wide in scope, impressing all of the lecturers. In addition, Daisy was class representative in the first year of her course and attended all of the meetings held, showing dedication and passion to her learning. Outside of college, she have a part time job working at the MOD and also enjoys working on her classic Land Rover Defender and tinkering with engineering machines. Daisy is on track to achieve the triple Distinction Star grades, and we are looking forward to seeing her progress onto the HNC in Engineering pathway at Stafford College in September 2023.

So TM NOV22 44

Congratulations to all other students with their outstanding achievements and admirable commitment to their studies.

Kiya Price - Academic and Creative Studies Award

Halle Sim & Abbie Whitby-McQueen - Vocational Studies Award

Fern Boulton & Isla Saberton - Professional Studies Award

Emily Smith - Progression Studies Award

Evan Diffey - Maths & English Award

Charlotte Ford - Apprentice of the Month Award

So TM NOV22 41
So TM NOV22 23