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Exceptional Student Talent Celebrated at Exeter College Awards 

Exceptional Student Talent Celebrated at Exeter College Awards 

The Exeter College Student Awards moved to a virtual celebration this year to recognise exceptional student achievements. In total, 21 categories were awarded, celebrating students from across the College’s wide range of subjects and specialties.  

Students’ hard work, dedication and passion is part of what makes Exeter College truly outstanding and this event, although virtual, is a way of recognising students’ commitment and ambition for what they do. 

Exeter College Principal and Chief Executive John Laramy CBE said:

“The Exeter College Student Awards are always a highlight of the College year, and despite making the decision to move it online this year, this has remained true.”

“Every year the talent, skill and commitment of our students is truly impressive, but the last year has really shown that even in a pandemic, our students excel. Tonight, I would like to congratulate the award winners, but also recognise that every student over the last year has shown, through their attitude and study, why we are and remain an outstanding College. ” 

“This year I felt the messages from our award winners was a fantastic addition to the event, I was so pleased that almost every student talked about the amazing staff at the College, something I am privileged to see every day. Finally, I would like to thank the sponsors for their fantastic support and wish all of our students a bright future, whether they are continuing at college, moving on to University or heading off into employment, we are exceptionally proud of you all.” 

Exeter College Awards 2022

Rebekah Charles has been named as Apprentice of the Year. She is currently on a Level 3 Apprenticeship and hopes to apply for a high-grade position in her current place of work once it is completed.

She said:

“The support I’ve received from the Apprenticeship Team at Exeter College has been amazing, they pushed me to do my best and never let me give up. I wouldn’t be doing what I do if they hadn’t encouraged me.” 

Speaking about the Student Awards, she added;

“I feel grateful and thrilled, I love my Apprenticeship, and to be awarded for something I love is incredible.” 

Callum Covill, winner of an award for Vocational and Technical Excellence, started his time at Exeter College on a Level 2 course and has since progressed to Level 3 and is now working as a Technical Support Facilitator in the College’s Construction faculty. He said; 

“I feel incredibly honoured to have won this award, it is a true pleasure to have been a part of Exeter College for the past year and I look forward to the rest of my time here. 

“In the future, I hope to further my skills and knowledge so that I can gain a teaching qualification and pass on my knowledge to aid the training of future generations of electricians.” 

The College would like to thank our generous sponsors, who help ensure we can celebrate our student successes.  

Exeter College Awards 2022

Professor Tim Quine, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Education at the University of Exeter and Governor at Exeter College, said:

“The University of Exeter is delighted to have been able to sponsor the Exeter College Student Awards, as it recognises and celebrates the incredible achievements of students at Exeter College, especially considering all the challenges we have been through the past year. 

“It speaks closely to our partnership with Exeter College and also our commitment to support students from all backgrounds to succeed through the power of education. 

“As a Governor and a friend of the College I am privileged to see excellent work here and the unwavering commitment to high quality learning and teaching among all colleges and students.” 

Congratulations to all our 2022 Award Winners: 

Award Category  Award Winner Award Sponsor 
Award for Academic Excellence  Eliza Munday Peninsula Project Consulting  
Award for Academic Excellence  Ben Langabeer Foot Anstey  
Award for Academic Excellence  Ellie King Bishop Fleming 
Award for Academic Excellence  Kian Gentry Exeter Science Park 
Award for Vocational & Technical Excellence   Callum Covill Willmott Dixon  
Award for Vocational & Technical Excellence  Hattie James-Lee SW Comms  
Award for Vocational & Technical Excellence Caprice Gabriel Exeter Works 
Award for Vocational & Technical Excellence  Matt Wood Stagecoach South West 
Apprentice of the Year Rebekah Charles Taylor Lewis 
Advanced Apprentice of the Year  Rory Clay GWR 
Higher Apprentice of the Year  Rachael Smaldon Howmet Aerospace  
Performing Arts Academy Student of the Year Morley Atkins Hampton by Hilton Exeter Airport  
Michael Caines Academy Student of the Year  Megan Penrose Lympstone Manor  
Reach Academy Student of the Year  Tom Wilkinson Kislingbury Property Consultants  
Sports Academy Student of the Year  Rhys Fuller Exeter City Community Trust  
School of Art Student of the Year Sophie Bruce Pollards Print 
Esports Academy Student of the Year Daisy Batchelor Jurassic Fibre 
Adult Learner of the Year Sian Cox University of Exeter  
Exeter College Sustainability Award Gwen Hendry Exeter Live Better  
Skills for Life Student of the Year Charlotte Thompson NatWest  
The #ExeCollProud Award  Krisztina Tadhunter Devon County Council 

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