Student achievement celebrated at SUAC Excellence Awards

30th June 2022

Stratford-upon-Avon College recently hosted a special evening to celebrate the outstanding achievements of students across its campus.

The SUAC Excellence Awards 2022 was a wonderful evening of celebration, not only due to the amazing work and achievements of the students being celebrated, but also as it was the first time the event had been able to take place in person in three years.

SUAC Excellence Awards full room
It was wonderful for the awards to be held in person

Students from across the College were nominated for their outstanding effort and achievements with the winner for each category announced on the night. For each and every category, the competition was stiff as the talent, dedication, enthusiasm and achievement of this year’s cohort was incredibly impressive.

Family and friends accompanied the nominees, and all students were celebrated. Each award was presented by the student’s lecturer, with the Creative Arts Awards being sponsored by the wonderful Digital Garage who also handed out goody bags.

Take a look at some of the photos from the evening, which includes nominee’s, winners and speakers.

The final award of the evening was The Principal’s Award. This award was given to a student selected specially by the Principal in recognition of their achievement. This year’s winner was Holly Hodgkins, a Foundation Studies student.

Holly was chosen due to her complete determination, grit and resilience throughout the past year. Following a major operation before Christmas, Holly continued to keep up with her learning, participating remotely. Her work was always at a high standard and not only this, Holly demonstrated a constant positive attitude; always smiling and happy.

Holly Hodgkins with lindsey with principals award
Holly won this years Principal's Award

Lindsey Stewart, Acting Principal, commented on the importance of such an event: “This has been a very hard year for staff and students, and it is really important to recognise their achievement. It is also important for their proud families to see how well they have done.”

Lindsey also highlighted the value of holding an in-person celebration: “These students have spent a long time during covid staring at the screen. It is important they start to understand the pleasure of face-to-face meetings and they will grow in confidence as a result.”

Congratulations to all students across the college and to the wonderful staff who have supported them throughout 2022!