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North Devon Student Awards

Petroc celebrates student success at our North Devon campus!

On 25 May we were delighted to welcome our North Devon award-winning learners to the Barnstaple Hotel for our awards evening. 

Petroc awarded a select group of students with our prestigious Student Achievement Awards. These awards are put forward by the learners’ subject lecturers and recognise the student’s hard work, dedication and achievements over the last 12 months – both inside and outside the classroom. 

Principal and CEO Sean Mackney, who opened our awards evening said: “Being able to celebrate the many successes and achievements of our learners at this annual event is a highlight of the year. It really shows that Petroc learners go on to achieve fantastic things. It is what makes working in college so special. It is also great to see those learners recognise the staff who really went further to inspire, support and engage them, and the employers that deserve a special mention for their work with Petroc to prepare the next generation of skilled employees who will work in our community. Well done all. It makes me very proud to be Petroc.”

Vice Principal of People, Organisational Development & Engagement, Sheena Murphy-Collett said: “The Student Awards are a culmination of the hard work and dedication of our learners and college staff, and I always feel so proud to share the event where they celebrate this!”

Our guest speaker, Peter Morrish made a very inspiring speech to our award winners. He said about the night, “It was an honour and truly humbling experience to be a guest speaker tonight. These exceptional students are destined to be inspiring community members and leaders, driving mid and north Devon forward. Keep striving for excellence; the sky’s the limit!”


This year’s Award Winners are:

  • Access to HE Student of the year: Bailey Fuller
  • Adult Student of the Year: Sophie Gray
  • Apprentice of the Year Award: Darren Hughes
  • Apprentice of the Year Award: Riley Watts
  • Aspire Academy Student of the Year: Ahmad Aslam
  • Community Award for A Levels: Josie Robinson
  • Community Award for Academic Studies: Toby Burton
  • Community Award for Progressive Studies: Ernan Flanigan
  • Community Award for Technical Studies: David Harris
  • Community Award for Technical Studies: David Lee
  • Community Award for Technical Studies: Freddy Pearce
  • Community Award for Technical Studies: Kai Bere
  • Community Award for Technical Studies: Michael Holme
  • Community Award for Technical Studies: Victoria Kingdon
  • Employer of the Year Award – North Devon Campus: Harland & Wolff
  • Employer of the Year Award – Tiverton Campus: Crediton Milling
  • Empowerment Award for A Levels: Jasmine Kentell
  • Empowerment Award for Academic Studies: Ellie Barker
  • Empowerment Award for Progressive Studies: Eddie Treadwell
  • Empowerment Award for Technical Studies: Demi Mclaren
  • Excellence Through Learning Award for A Levels: Noah Nutkins
  • Excellence Through Learning Award for Academic Studies: Jessica Faulkner
  • Excellence Through Learning Award for Progressive Studies: Lauren Hedden
  • Excellence Through Learning Award for Technical Studies: Abigail Ure
  • Higher Education Student of the Year: Abygail Goodwin
  • Most Inspiring Student: Karina Whelan
  • Principal’s Award: Isabella Dash
  • Respect Award for A Levels: Milo Andrews
  • Respect Award for Academic Studies: Amy Mckenzie
  • Respect Award for Progressive Studies: Perrie Griffiths
  • Respect Award for Technical Studies: Zek Gurler
  • Sports Performer of the Year: Charlie Wright
  • Sports Team of the Year – The Rocks: Aaron Colman / Adam Bowden / Ben Curtis / Brandon Aver / Brendan Lakey / Brodie Skinner / David Adams / Edward Evans / Janos Hudson / Jaydon-Scott Cudmore / Kieran Robertson / Kieron Quick / Lee Symons / Luke Stevens / Reece Jordan / Spencer Lines / William Brooks
  • Students’ Lecturer Award: Bob Moores
  • Students’ Lecturer Award: Max Jenkins
  • Sustainability Award: Tino Mason




26 May 2023


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