ITN Learning for Life premiere and AoC’s Student of the Year Awards


Join us at the ICC, Birmingham on Monday 19 November from 6:30pm, for an evening of celebration and networking at the AoC Student of the Year Awards and the official premiere of Learning for Life - an exciting new partnership between AoC and ITN Productions, showcasing the very best of colleges.

This event is free to attend

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Learning for Life is a programme partnership between AoC and ITN Productions, showcasing some of the ways that colleges are transforming the lives of more than two million people across England and how vital colleges are to the future of the British economy in the 21st century.

For the UK to succeed in a post-Brexit world, this country must drastically upskill.  Colleges can make this a reality. We need to develop a new culture of lifelong learning and make this the norm for all communities and for all people. This programme will help us to make this case.
— David Hughes, Chief Executive, AoC

AoC’s Student of the Year Awards Ceremony

Each year, AoC’s student of the year awards celebrate the achievements of exceptional individuals from colleges across England.

In the spirit of celebration, we will be featuring our AoC Student of the Year Awards followed by the ITN premiere. The awards will be presented by journalist, broadcaster and recent AoC Gold Award Winner, Sima Kotecha.

This year’s finalists are:

Adult Student of the Year

  • Muhammad Bilal Saleem, Nelson and Colne College

  • Adrian Swallow, The Northern College

  • Hannah Seager, Trafford College

Young Student of the Year (Sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland)

  • Jephta Asamoah, Barking and Dagenham College

  • Adam Dufresne, Bournemouth and Poole College

  • Rebecca Nye, City College Southampton

Apprentice of the Year (sponsored by Chartered Management Institute)

  • Ella Fielding, Exeter College

  • Ellie Ferguson, Hugh Baird College

Tickets are currently limited so please book now to avoid disappointment.

This is an ideal precursor to the 2018 Annual Conference and Exhibition for those staying in Birmingham and a chance to showcase the fantastic achievements of students from across the country.