College celebrates diploma students at awards ceremony

East Coast College Access Awards. Photo: East Coast College

East Coast College Access Awards. Photo: East Coast College - Credit: East Coast College

More than 80 students at East Coast College have been acknowledged for their successful completion of their Access to HE Diplomas in six subject areas.

East Coast College Access Awards. Photo: East Coast College

East Coast College Access Awards. Photo: East Coast College - Credit: East Coast College

The awards ceremony was for art and design, counselling, humanities and social science, life science, science and health, social science and social care.

All of the students are now progressing to their chosen degree courses, many with the University of Suffolk at East Coast College.

East Coast College Access Awards. Photo: East Coast College

East Coast College Access Awards. Photo: East Coast College - Credit: East Coast College

About 150 people attended the Assembly Rooms for the certificates ceremony which involved 82 students.

At the end of the evening a student of the year was announced for each of the subject areas.

East Coast College Access Awards. Photo: East Coast College

East Coast College Access Awards. Photo: East Coast College - Credit: East Coast College


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These students were nominated by their tutor for their outstanding achievements and attitude.

The winners were:

East Coast College Access Awards. Photo: East Coast College

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Access to HE Diploma in art and design: Adam Thirlwall

Access to HE Diploma in counselling: Lynn Temple

East Coast College Access Awards. Photo: East Coast College

East Coast College Access Awards. Photo: East Coast College - Credit: East Coast College

Access to HE Diploma in humanities and social science: Katie Cox

Access to HE Diploma in life science goes to two students: Naomi Van De Bulk and Rebbeca Gooch

East Coast College Access Awards. Photo: East Coast College

East Coast College Access Awards. Photo: East Coast College - Credit: East Coast College

Access to HE Diploma in science and health (science pathway): Sonia Dias Cardoso

HE Diploma in science and health (health pathway): Kylie Comyn

East Coast College Access Awards. Photo: East Coast College

East Coast College Access Awards. Photo: East Coast College - Credit: East Coast College

HE Diploma in social science and social care: The whole group

Kerry Payne, head of access and higher education at East Coast College, said: 'Our Access Awards provide a route back into study for many adults who may not quite meet the entry requirements of a degree course.

East Coast College Access Awards. Photo: East Coast College

East Coast College Access Awards. Photo: East Coast College - Credit: East Coast College

'They also provide returning students an opportunity to brush up on their study skills – many of whom are out of practice.

'I am always delighted to see our student's progress each year to their chosen degree pathway and on to their chosen profession.

East Coast College Access Awards. Photo: East Coast College

East Coast College Access Awards. Photo: East Coast College - Credit: East Coast College

'We are after all about turning passions into professions.'

A college spokesman added: 'The college has celebrated 100pc success rates for its 2017 access cohort and is delighted that all 82 students are going on a degree course.'

For information on courses at the college, which is based in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, visit www.eastcoast.ac.uk or call 0800 854 695.

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