4th December 2009

STUDENTS from Exeter College’s Construction, Motor Vehicle, and Engineering faculties celebrated their achievements alongside their tutors, family and friends on Thursday night when around 30 of them were presented with awards in their chosen fields of study.
Prizes were given for those representing a huge variety of courses and schemes, ranging from plumbing, brickwork, and carpentry to light and heavy goods vehicle apprenticeships, mechanical and electrical engineering and CAD. On the night, employer of the year awards were also announced.
The awards ceremony, which lasted an hour and included a buffet and drinks for the guests, was led by Head of Technology Simon Friend, and the individual awards were presented to students by their tutors on the night.
Simon said: “This event very much showcases educational excellence in Technology and allows us to recognise the exceptional achievements of our students and their employers.
“We have 28 Awards this year within Automotive, Aerospace, Engineering, and Construction, and we had a very high number of nominations – evidence that the standards our students are reaching is continuing to rise year on year.
“We really do have some outstanding award winners, from real high-flyers to compelling examples of individuals who have overcome quite astonishing barriers. The evening is a very humbling experience for us all”.
He adds: “A number of our award winners have also achieved national recognition for their work. This is not only down to the level of commitment to their programme, but also a reflection of the high calibre the staff who have supported them throughout their time at the college”.