Students at Solihull Sixth Form College had their achievements recognised at the annual Awards Evening recently.
After holding the event online for the last two years due to the pandemic, the Awards Evening resumed in person this year and moved to a brand-new venue at the Core Theatre, part of Solihull Central Library. Awards were handed out for achievement in all our A level, BTEC and CACHE courses, as well as some extra-curricular prizes too.
The College’s special guest for the evening was Nishan Canagarajah, President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Leicester. Having been born and educated in Sri Lanka, Nishan moved to the UK to go to university and achieved a BA (Hons) degree and a PhD at the University of Cambridge. He went on to become internationally recognised for his research on signal processing and texture classification and has championed equality, diversity and inclusion in HE. The University of Leicester works closely with the College, and so his presence to hand out the awards and offer advice to the students was especially welcome.
College Principal Martin Sullivan commented:
“It was terrific to have Nishan Canagarajah present for our special evening. The majority of our students choose to progress onto university, so what Nishan had to say will have resonated strongly with our award winners. Teachers chose the students who won the awards and their decisions were not easy – the successes we highlighted are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the achievements of our students and I’m confident that will be reflected when A level, BTEC and CACHE Diploma results are announced in August.”
Also present at the Awards Evening were staff, parents, staff and governors from the Summit Learning Trust and the Mayor of Solihull.
30 June 2022