LONDON South East Colleges has held its inaugural awards ceremony.
The college was formed last August, following the three-way merger of the former Bexley College and Greenwich Community College with Bromley College.
17 students received awards at the ceremony, all of whom have shown exceptional performance and effort in their studies this year. They were presented with their prizes by Apprentice-winner and TV presenter Michelle Dewberry, who spoke to guests about her own rise to success.
Despite leaving school early with no qualifications, Michelle was determined to succeed in the world of business and now runs several IT companies alongside her TV and charity work.
The winners represented the College’s Bromley, Bexley, Greenwich and Orpington campuses. They were nominated by their tutors and chosen from a range of subject areas, including business, public services, law, hospitality and engineering.
The college welcomed over 100 guests to the event, which took place at Rose Bruford College in Sidcup.
College principal Sam Parrett presented her own award to a student who had achieved outstanding success this year. This special prize was given to Iwan MacKenzie, a travel and tourism student at the College’s Greenwich campus.
Sam Parrett said: “This is a particularly special year for us – the first as London South East Colleges. Bringing together three colleges has been no easy task but I thank both staff and students for playing their part in such a successful merger.”