Andover students celebrated
After another unprecedented year, Andover Campus, part of Sparsholt College Group, recognised their students’ success in their annual Achievers’ Awards. Due to the current Coronavirus concerns, this year again saw the Awards delivered to winners individually and by post instead of gathering them together in person. This did not diminish the students’ achievements or the willingness of local, national and international business sponsors to show their support for the successful college.
The College’s fantastic links with employers and local, regional and national organisations were demonstrated by the wide range of sponsors and their generosity. Organisations including Ryman, Zeal Live, Love Andover, Test Valley Borough Council, Syngenta, University of Winchester, University of Southampton, Egg Day Nursery and Art Space Interior donated exceptional gifts to the winners.
Julie Milburn, Principal and Chief Executive, said: “In another memorable year, what has stood out for me has been how our students, their families and our staff have responded so positively to a challenging and constantly changing environment. What can’t be taken away from anyone in these very different times is how hard each and every student has studied and the truly impressive results they have achieved. I am so proud of them.”
Academic Achievement Award
Sponsored by University of Southampton. The winner of this award was Harry. Harry studied English Language, Psychology and Sociology and was nominated due to his fantastic attitude to work which is evidenced by the very high grades he consistently achieved throughout his time at the college. There were two runners up for this award, Anna and James.
Alan Guyatt Mature Learner Award
Sponsored by University of Winchester. The winner of this award was Salima. Salima completed her Access to Higher Education – Nursing qualification at Andover College and was nominated due to her incredible dedication to her studies, especially over lockdown. There were two runners up for this award, Maxine and Jessica
Sponsored by Test Valley Borough Council. The winner of this award was Kayleigh. Kayleigh was recognised by her employer, Test Valley Borough Council for going above and beyond the normal expectations of an apprentice during the lockdown period.
Care Sector Award
Sponsored by Egg Day Nursery. The winner of this award was Katie. Katie studied Childcare and Education at Andover College was nominated due showing incredible skills, bouncing back from adversity, turning up to placement, pushing to gain high grades, supporting her peers, passing her driving test, and gaining a University place.
Core Studies Award
Sponsored by Andover College. The winner of this award was Gabriel. Gabe studied Bricklaying at Andover College and alongside his studies, he also re-took his GCSE English and Maths qualifications. Gabe was nominated for this award due to his Outstanding achievement in English and Gabe worked with great determination to improve his work at every stage this year. There was runner up this year, Jimmy.
Creative Arts Award
Sponsored by Art Space Interior. The winner of this award was Teddy. Teddy studies Geography, Graphics and Product Design at Andover College and was nominated due to how hard he worked to achieve the outcomes for progression that he desired from the very day he started at Andover College. There were two runners up for this award, Eve and Emma.
Digital Industries Award
Sponsored by Polkadot. The winner of this award was Agata. Agata studied Graphics and Psychology at Andover College and was nominated due to her highly imaginative ideas and her visual awareness. Agata is a hardworking and diligent student, who has proved to be extremely capable in both digital design and hand-made techniques. There were two runners up for this award, Charlie and Abbie.
Entrepreneurial and Business Award
Sponsored by Ryman. The winners of this award were Verity and Danica. Verity studied Business, Photography and Psychology. Danica studied Art, Craft and Design, Business and Fashion and Textiles. Verity and Danica was nominated due to becoming finalists in the annual Business BASE competition. There was one runner up for this award, Erin.
Sponsored by ASP. The winners of this award were Mia and Daisy. Mia and Daisy both studied Hairdressing at Andover College and were nominated as on countless occasions they did not shy away from a challenge and they quickly integrated themselves within the group to build strong bonds and continued to support their peers throughout what has been a very challenging year. Their hairdressing skills are of an equivalent very high standard and they both adopt a high level of professionalism when working with a client and provide excellent customer care, talking to them about the treatment they are providing, answering questions concisely and confidently, putting them at ease.
Sponsored by Love Andover. The winner of this award wasAnna. Anna studied History, Maths, Sociology and was nominated due to demonstrating an uncommonly outstanding comprehension of complex historical concepts which has led to consistent achievement of the highest available grades. Her dedication to her studies was evident in the comprehensive and articulate work she delivered. There were two runners up for this award, Megan and Emily.
Nigel Spackman Award
Sponsored by Andover College. The winner of this award was Harriet. Harriet studied Sport, Fitness and Personal Training. Harriet was nominated for this award due to her performances in Judo over the past 12 months. Harriet won a national silver medal at The British Schools Championships, held in Sheffield at the English Institute of Sport. She is continually looking to development and is aiming to represent Team GB in the near future! There was one runner up for this award, Josh.
Performing Arts Award
Sponsored by Zeal Live. The winner of this award was Joshua. Joshua studied Stage Management at Andover College and was nominated as he has a real desire to learn and develop his craft. Josh has provided immense support to all courses across his time at college and has volunteered to light all college shows and was putting in countless hours in his own time. He is constantly striving for perfection and has a very high ability level. There were two runners up for this award, Emma and Emre.
Personal Achievement Award
Sponsored by Andover College Wellbeing Team. The winner of this award was Jocelyn. Jocelyn studied Performing Arts and was nominated due showing a very strong approach to her own learning and recognising when she needed help. Jocelyn has shown an outstanding maturity that belied her years and has showed tremendous commitment to her own learning and is a credit to herself. There were two runners up for this award, Lottie and Holly.
Public Services and Sport Award
Sponsored by Andover College Uniformed Services. The winner of this award was Hermarni. Hermarni studied Public Services and was nominated due to the outstanding work and effort she put into her course whilst also juggling many aspects of life. Hermarni is actively applying for the Hampshire constabulary as a police officer and is halfway through her application process. On returning to college she continued to work hard and became a positive role model for those around her. There were two runners up for this course, Caitlin and Jack.
Science and Maths Award
Sponsored by Syngenta. The winner of this award was Rebecca. Rebecca studied Biology, Chemistry and Maths. Rebecca was nominated due to her consistent effort and excellent performance across maths and science. She has a natural ability to see science as a whole subject which will no doubt enable her to excel in her chosen industry. There were two runners up for this award, Lucie and James.
Social Science Award
Sponsored by Andover College. The winner of this award was Erin. Erin studied Business, English Literature and Psychology. Erin was nominated for this award as she has shown a dedication to learning that is older than her years. She always is eager to learn and is as an example of how hard work and focus does pay off. There were two runners up for this award, Lottie and Harry.
Sponsored by University of Winchester. The winner of this award was Heather. Heather studied Criminology, Law and Politics and was nominated due to the work and effort she put in throughout her time at college to make other students aware of ways to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Technology and Future Skills Award
Sponsored by Merityre. The winner of this award was Leah. Leah has successfully completed Level 2 Vehicle Inspections, Level 2 Maintenance & Repair Principles and Level 3 Maintenance & Repair Principles.
Leah was nominated as she worked tirelessly to achieve her goal of securing an apprenticeship with a manufacturer-franchised vehicle dealership and she was an integral part of her group and was always there to help and support her fellow students. There was one runner up for this award, Oliver
Sponsored by Andover College. The winner of this award was Megan. Megan studied English Language, Psychology and Biology. Megan was nominated for this award due to being enthusiastic, always willing to help wherever necessary and brought a positive attitude along to every lesson. Meg was a great ambassador for the college and embodied everything that a lecturer could wish a student to possess – a willingness and desire to learn, a positive outlook and a determined, hard-working nature.