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Cirencester College alumni: 10 students destined for great things

PUBLISHED: 14:26 13 April 2016 | UPDATED: 15:06 15 April 2016

The award winners at the Cirencester College Awards Ceremony. Photograph credit to the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

The award winners at the Cirencester College Awards Ceremony. Photograph credit to the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

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The Cotswolds’ future looks very bright as Cirencester College celebrated the tremendous local talent and contribution of its alumni at their 24th annual awards ceremony.

The ceremony which took place 9 April saw the presentation of over 80 awards, by guest of honour Dame Fiona Reynolds, master of Emmanuel College at Cambridge University and local patron of New Brewery Arts. Dame Fiona also provided a motivational and captivating speech about her career as an environmentalist which stemmed from her passion for geography during school.

Established in 1991, the college provides a range of academic, vocational, recreational and skills-related courses to students from both Gloucestershire and North Wiltshire. Of the 84 awards presented at the ceremony, more than 50 went to alumni from the college.

The range of talent at the ceremony was truly awe-inspiring. We pick ten students that are flying the flag for Cotswold success.

Will Duggleby with Dame Fiona ReynoldsWill Duggleby with Dame Fiona Reynolds

 

1. Will Duggleby

Will possesses all of the characteristics required for the highest achievers in this country - an enquiring mind, a completely independent approach to learning and a willingness to challenge received ideas. Will’s maths teacher described him as the most intelligent student he has ever had the pleasure of teaching. For his outstanding talent, Will received the ‘Cirencester Grammar School Memorial Trust Prize for Academic Excellence’ and it may come as no surprise that he is now a Cambridge University medic.

 

Eve won the ‘Cirencester College Apprentice of the Year’Eve won the ‘Cirencester College Apprentice of the Year’

 

2. Eve Bailes

Eve has recently completed a Business Administration Intermediate apprenticeship, progressing to a Marketing Advanced apprenticeship during her time at Orion Holidays in Cirencester. Not only has she established herself as a valuable member of the team by helping to increase sales income by 20% over the year, but Eve also won the ‘Cirencester College Apprentice of the Year’. Alan Sugar, eat your heart out!

 

Beccy is awarded the ‘Amanda Stokes Trophy for Commitment to and Feeling for the Visual World’Beccy is awarded the ‘Amanda Stokes Trophy for Commitment to and Feeling for the Visual World’

 

3. Beccy Farrell

A mark of 100% on the BTEC Art & Design course saw Beccy win the ‘Amanda Stokes Trophy for Commitment to and Feeling for the Visual World’. The college described her as a deep thinking, highly creative and motivated student. Beccy also ran the BTEC end of year show at the college, which was a triumph, primarily because Beccy encouraged all of the students to produce the highest standard of work they were capable of. We believe plenty more success lies ahead for Beccy on her creative journey.

 

For her achievements in college, Emma was awarded the ‘Science Faculty Prize’For her achievements in college, Emma was awarded the ‘Science Faculty Prize’

 

4. Emma Hobbs

Watch out Professor Brian Cox! Emma was described by the college as a very bright and hard-working student with a natural aptitude for scientific study. All of her work was outstanding and she was thoroughly conscientious, never missing a single deadline throughout her chemistry course at Cirencester. Unsurprisingly, Emma did fantastically well in her exams, only dropping 18 marks out of a possible 600 and achieving an A*. For her achievements in college, Emma was awarded the ‘Science Faculty Prize’.

 

Alfie Duffen wins the ‘Science Faculty Prize for Maths’Alfie Duffen wins the ‘Science Faculty Prize for Maths’

 

5. Alfie Duffen

There is no mathematic challenge too big for Afie Duffen. From the very beginning of the course he proved to be an exceptional mathematician. His innate flair for the subject, coupled with a humorous approach and a quiet modesty saw Alfie win the ‘Science Faculty Prize for Maths’. He gained A* grades in both maths and further maths, showing a boundless passion for the subject and Alfie is now pursuing further challenges studying mathematics at University College London.

 

Alexander Daniels with his ‘Prize for Excellence in Economics’Alexander Daniels with his ‘Prize for Excellence in Economics’

 

6. Alexander Daniels

From the day Alexander joined his economics course he stood out as one of the most gifted economists in the year. As the course progressed, his focus and commitment to the subject only increased. He was, in the words of his teacher, “a dream to teach” and his final A* was virtually a foregone conclusion. It therefore only made sense to award Alexander with the ‘Prize for Excellence in Economics’. He is now reading Economics at Exeter University where he will undoubtedly prove to be a model student.

 

Harry was chosen to receive the ‘Royal Agricultural University Award for Countryside, Heritage and the Environment’Harry was chosen to receive the ‘Royal Agricultural University Award for Countryside, Heritage and the Environment’

 

7. Harry Storey

Proficient, hard-working and always enthusiastic, Harry achieved a triple starred distinction at the end of his extended level 3 Countryside Management course last year. He was well respected by both his peers and his teachers and that is why he was chosen to receive the ‘Royal Agricultural University Award for Countryside, Heritage and the Environment’. Now at university, he is studying agriculture in preparation for what we are sure will be a hugely successful career in the land based industry. Perhaps Harry could be the Cotswolds’ next Adam Henson?

 

Emily is awarded her ‘Humanities Prize for Health and Social Care’Emily is awarded her ‘Humanities Prize for Health and Social Care’

 

8. Emily Russell

Emily was a dedicated and hardworking student, who was fully committed to a career in nursing. Consistently producing excellent assignment work, she deserved her overall grade of a starred distinction and her ‘Humanities Prize for Health and Social Care’. She participated to a high standard in lessons, excelled in the course’s practical elements and there is little doubt she will make a fantastic nurse.

 

Cirencester College awards Emily with the ‘1457 Prize for Horse Management’Cirencester College awards Emily with the ‘1457 Prize for Horse Management’

 

9. Emily Workman

Initially studying Horse Management alongside A levels, Emily’s career focus took her equine studies into a third year. Deciding carefully on a career in veterinary physiotherapy led her to apply successfully for a highly competitive place at Harper Adams. Her achievement of a triple starred distinction whilst simultaneously gaining work experience is testament to her outstanding ability. This is why Cirencester College awarded her with the ‘1457 Prize for Horse Management’.

 

Congratulations to Duncan on his ‘Humanities Prize for Politics’Congratulations to Duncan on his ‘Humanities Prize for Politics’

 

10. Duncan Mahon

Duncan entered into debate with real enthusiasm but with a core of tolerance and humour. His strongly-held views were always apparent but he was invariably able to appreciate other viewpoints. Duncan’s extra reading (including political theory) undoubtedly helped him achieve an A grade. Congratulations to Duncan on his ‘Humanities Prize for Politics’. We hope to see you in Westminster in the near future!

 

The full list of award winners from the ceremony:

1. The Cirencester Grammar School Memorial Trust Prize for Academic Excellence - Will Duggleby

2. The 1457 Award for Excellence - Callum Coles

3. The 1457 Award for Excellence - Mary Francis

4. The 1457 Award for Excellence - Jennifer Scampton

5. The Print Ginger Ltd Prize for Innovation - David Bell

6. The Print Ginger Ltd Prize for Innovation - Neil Owen

7. The Adult Learning for Life Award sponsored by MENCAP - David Picker

8. The Adult Learning for Life Award sponsored by MENCAP - Mark Slinn

9. The Award for Contribution to the Life of the College - Tamsyn Smith

10. The Academic Support Endeavour Award - Henry Kemp

11.  The Rotary Club Award for Outstanding Service to the Community - Emily Thomas

12. Cirencester College Award for Personal Achievement - Kasia Beczek

13.  Bingham Library Trust Award for the student who has contributed the most to the well being and good name of Cirencester - Steven King

14.  The Award for the Best Employer Contribution to the College : Career Academies - The Coventry Building Society

15.  The Award for the Best Employer Contribution to the College : Apprenticeships – Archant

16.  The Sentinel Systems Limited Award for Excellence in the Workplace - Charlotte Russell

17.  The Ellisons Award for Enrichment - SoberDrive, Young Enterprise Group

18.  The Adult Learning Award - Vikki Greenhough

19.  The Adult Learning Award - Jess Sellen

20.  The Cirencester College Apprentice of the Year - Eve Bailes

21.  The Nigel Robbins Award for Performance - Laura Oakley

22.  The Read Prize for Music - Jay Shead

23.  The Arts Faculty Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Performance - Natalie Pearce

24.  The Arts Faculty Prize for Music Performance - Christian Bushnell

25.  The Immediate Media Prize for Media and Communications - Jake Colsell

26.  The New Brewery Arts Prize for Creative Art - Katy Eagles

27.  The Wilts & Glos Standard Prize for Successful Application of Communication Skills - Rhian Harris–Mussi

28.  The Amanda Stokes Trophy for Commitment to and Feeling for the Visual World - Beccy Farrell

29.  The Arts Faculty Prize for English - Jack Pizzey

30.  The Arts Faculty Prize for English Literature - Emma Bessent

31.  The Arts Faculty Prize for Outstanding Work in Linguistic Studies - Elizabeth McIvor

32.  The Arts Faculty Prize for Languages - Kirk Dusting

33.  The Sundial Theatre Prize for Performing Arts - Joely Barbour

34.  The Arts Faculty Prize for Photography - Lucy Gazzard

35.  The Astam Award for Design - Hugo Ramsey

36.  The Science Faculty Prize - Emma Hobbs

37. The Science Faculty Prize for STEM - Joseph Staddon

38.  Science Faculty Prize for Physics - Harry Salles

39.  Science Faculty Prize for Maths - Alfie Duffen

40.  Science Faculty Prize for Most Improvement in Maths - Harry Green

41.  The Corin Prize for Biological Science - Tabby Madni

42.  The Science Faculty Prize for Electronics - Sam Roberts

43.  Science Faculty Prize for Chemistry - Scott Crabtree

44.  Science Faculty Prize for Engineering - Timothy Kay

45.  The Cirencester Science & Technology Society Prize for Commitment in the Scientific Field - Josh Gray

46.  The Joe Watson Understanding of Science and the Environment Award - Amy Potter

47.  The John Cook Memorial Cup for Sporting Achievement - Kate Sansum

48.  The BICC Trophy for the most improved player in the Football Academy - Gareth James

49.  The Alex Cars Award for Sport - Omar Regni

50.  The Business Faculty Prize - Hogan Breeds

51.  The Chartered Management Institute Alex Beardmore Award for Management Potential - Lola Ololade

52.  The Academy Award for Finance Sponsored by St James’s Place Wealth Management - Carmen Horton

53.  The Mike Cheeseman Award for Excellence in the field of Management Studies - Amy Goold

54.  The Cirencester Town Council Prize for Demonstration of Business Skills in the Work Place - Sharni Hackett

55.  The Morris Owen Award for Aptitude in the Field of Finance - Lewis Dyer

56.  The Mazars Prize for Potential in the Business Field - Georgia Stringer

57.  The McGills Accountants Award for Aspiring Accountants - George Dudman

58.  The Sociology Award for Outstanding Achievement - Alexandra Fagarasan

59.  The Sociology Award for Outstanding Commitment and Effort - Sophie Mullis

60.  The Sewell, Mullings &  Logie Prize for Potential for a Successful Legal Career - Kirsty Henderson

61.  The IT and Computing Award for Personal Motivation and Achievement - Alex Ramsey

62.  The Business Faculty Award for Workplace Learning - Jordon Frape

63.  The Prize for Excellence in Economics - Alexander Daniels

64.  The Business Faculty Prize for Excellent Improvement from Level 2 to Level 3 - Hope Meredith

65. The Business Faculty Prize for Outstanding Commitment to Economics - Dan Shrigley

66. The Computing Award for innovative programming - Freddie Martindale

67. The Royal Agricultural University Award for Countryside, Heritage and the Environment - Harry Storey

68. The Humanities Prize for Anthropology - Chandanie Mistry

69. The Humanities Prize for Politics - Duncan Mahon

70. The Humanities Prize for Religious Studies and Philosophy - Calum Hebron

71. The Humanities Prize for Public Services - Scott McGuigan

72. The Humanities Prize for Health and Social Care - Emily Russell

73. The Humanities Prize for Childcare and Education - Emily Alway

74. The 1457 Prize for Animal Management - Chelsey Cuss

75. The 1457 Prize for Horse Management - Emily Workman

76. The 1457 Prize for Geography - Patrick Whelan

77. The 1457 Prize for Environmental Studies - Ben Cockshull

78. The 1457 Prize for World Development - Lucy Bedry

79. The 1457 Prize for Classical Civilizations - Helen Brown

80. The 1457 Prize for Geology - Eleanor Jones

81. The 1457 Prize for History - Phillipa Dodge

82. The 1457 Prize for Archaeology - Isaac Levi

83. The 1457 Prize for Psychology - Kate Sansum

84. The Pamela Cheeseman Award for Commitment to a Sustainable Environment - Jon Brown

 

 

 

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