College students celebrate successes at Bridlington Priory

Bridlington college students celebrating their awards. Front, from left, Tracy Douglas, Sian Ward, Tracey Crowe, Heather McNulty, Kelly Ackroyd. Back from left, Jonathan Uttley, Julian Lane.

Bridlington college students celebrating their awards. Front, from left, Tracy Douglas, Sian Ward, Tracey Crowe, Heather McNulty, Kelly Ackroyd. Back from left, Jonathan Uttley, Julian Lane.

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Students and their families filled Bridlington Priory to celebrate successfully completing their higher education courses.

Around 400 people filled the church to see students from the Bridlington and some from Beverley campus receive scrolls to mark their achievements. They were presented by college Principal, Derek Branton, who said: “The ceremony was an enjoyable family occasion. We heard from many graduates about how their new qualifications had supported them to advance in their jobs or find new employment opportunities, which is exactly what these courses are designed for.”

The winner of the student of the year award was Madaline Palmer, 44, from Hessle, who studied on the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Policy and Practice. She was chosen for the award because of her passion for her studies and using what she learned to drive standards in the care of children in the nursery where she works.

She has now progressed to a “top-up” degree with the College, a one-year course which will turn the foundation degree into a full BA (Hons), with a view to then doing a PGCE teacher’s qualification. Her ambition is to become a childcare tutor.

The College runs a range of degrees, foundation degrees and higher national certificates and diplomas in a wide area of subjects, as well as various teacher training courses.

In addition its Access to Higher Education courses prepare people to step up to higher education level and are particularly useful for people who have been out of education for several years.