Student of the Year Award
The AoC Student of the Year Award 2012 - Finalists announced!
Now in its sixth year, the award seeks to celebrate the successes of College students from across the country.
We are placing a particular emphasis on students whose academic, vocational or extra-curricular achievements are truly remarkable and deserve recognition on a national stage. As always the awards will be central to the AoC Annual Conferences' showcase of College student talent.
The award ceremony will take place at the prestigious AoC Annual Conference Gala Dinner on Wednesday 21 November where the winner will be announced.
Michael has progressed from being not in education, employment or training (NEET) to gaining full-time employment, studying towards a Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship. Before Michael started the Pre-Apprenticeship Programme he dedicated much of his time to helping the community. Michael was involved in a local project - Communities Taking Control - to help the residents of Harwill Crescent in Aspley, Nottinghamshire, by clearing gardens, trimming overgrown bushes and hedges and helping to clean the street to make the crescent more appealing for the residents.
In July 2012, just 7 months after a courageous decision to be an athlete rather than a footballer, Adam became the fastest British junior of all time at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona, breaking the 100m record with a time of 10.05 seconds. Securing his place on Team GB, this sprinting sensation ran against world-class athletes in the 100 metres semi-final and the relay at London 2012. He undertakes football coaching at local schools inspiring pupils to focus on their personal best performances. He also takes time out to inspire fellow students at the College showing how focus, dedication and discipline are the pillars of success.
Adam has performed at the highest possible sporting level for his country, at the London 2012 Paralympics, in the first-ever entry in men's Goalball for TeamGB, and in the lead up to the Games, he assumed the role of Ambassador for the sport. Highly dedicated to music as well as sport, he wishes to read music at university and become a music teacher. Adamís visual impairment is something he copes with so well, his peers and tutors are now hardly aware of it. It is not an issue in any music ensemble that he takes part in, and he uses technology in class so intelligently that all those problems are solved.