National awards for students at FutureSkills at MediaCityUK

06 July 2020

Two I.T and Computing students at FutureSkills received awards at the national BTEC Student of the Year event.

  • Brian Da Cunha – Level 1 ICT
  • Ben Hardman – Computer Science

This year, the event was broadcast live online, so that the world were able to see our the students’ successes.

Brian and Ben have had a fantastic year academically, but it is their wider contributions that deserved greater recognition.

Lee Chadwick, Head of I.T, Computing and Games Design, said: “Both students assist their peers with the more complex topics and have been like an extension of their teachers – particularly through the recent period.”

He continued: “Brian leads by outstanding standards and has completed voluntary community work.”

Through the college closure, Ben has worked with the YMCA and has produced a range of digital tutorials that were distributed to people to overcome lockdown barriers. These have also been added to the SCC Digital CPD folder for our own staff to benefit from. Ben has also done some other excellent community work whilst working at Samsung and repairing people’s mobile phones – retrieving images in one case for a customer who had lost her husband, when she felt all photos were gone.

When notified, both students were completely surprised, but proud and very pleased.

Brian’s reply: “Really?, for me? – I cannot wait to tell my mum!”

Characteristically, Ben replied: “You are joking! Wow! This is also for my friends and teachers”

Both students are outstanding examples of what all is good at the college and these awards are very well deserved.

ICG have a great pedigree with regards to the Student of the Year awards;

  • 2018: Leah Dean, Overall I,T & Computing Student of the Year
  • 2019: Gaosat Junaid, Construction Silver Award
  • 2019: Sam Graham, Hubat Neeha, Ryan Walsh, I.T & Computing Bronze Award

Brian will now move up to Level 2 Software Development at FutureSkills and Ben will be taking his award to University to study BSc (Hons) Computer Science.

This is the greatest way to celebrate the class of 2020!

If you are interested in studying I.T, Computing & Games at FutureSkills at MediaCityUK, then click here for more information.

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