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We Made it to the Finals of the AoC Student of the Year Awards!


Gloria, who studied A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Further Maths, was nominated in the AQA Project Excellence award category for the outstanding work she put into her EPQ Project which addressed the contentious question, ‘Could it be argued that dehumanisation in medical research and practice has been beneficial?’

Now studying Medicine at the University of Cambridge, Gloria said: “I was thrilled to find out I had been shortlisted in the AQA Project Excellence award category, so to have made it the final three is incredibly exciting.

“I was taken aback to discover I had even been nominated but would like to say a big thank you to Newcastle College for acknowledging the work I had put into my EPQ project.”

The annual awards celebrate students who stand out from the crowd and those who have gone above and beyond, whether in college or their local community.

Corrienne Peasgood, President of the Association of Colleges, said: “The Student of the Year Awards rightly shine a light on individuals who have made a significant impact in their college and/or community.

“The finalists for the AQA Project Excellence award have all made outstanding contributions and should be extremely proud of their achievements.”

The winners will be announced on November 19 at the Association of Colleges’ Annual Conference in Birmingham, which showcases the ways that colleges are transforming the lives of more than two million people across England and how vital colleges are to the future of the British economy in the 21st century.

The judging panel for this award was organised by AQA.