Unique double for Brighton MET in national student awards

Pictured: Jack Whitmore and Cheryl Govey

Brighton MET has been confirmed as the only UK Further Education College to have two students amongst the nine finalists in the Association of Colleges (AoC) Student of the Year Awards, with winners to be announced at the ICC in Birmingham on 16th November.

Sports student Jack Whitmore is in contention for the 16-18 Student of the Year Award and Construction Apprentice Cheryl Govey, who works for social housing repairs and maintenance provider Mears, is a finalist in the Apprentice of the Year category. The awards were launched in 2007 to highlight outstanding student achievement, often in adversity, and to celebrate the amazing success stories so common to the sector. The AoC represents 308 further education and sixth form colleges across the country and 2.7 million students.

AoC President Ian Ashman says:

"This year’s nominations for the Student of the Year Awards were of an exceptionally high standard and it is both humbling and heart-warming to see the impact that further education has on the lives of so many of its students. Jack and Cheryl’s determination, spirit and motivation are truly inspiring and make them worthy contenders for this national award."

Brighton MET CEO Nick Juba adds:

"What makes Jack and Cheryl special is that as well as being outstanding in their chosen fields, they both go the extra mile to help their peers and make a real contribution in the local community. The College is very proud to see them get national recognition for all their hard work."
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