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2CQR’s deserving achiever

At Coleg Llandrillo’s  Achievers Award ceremony this year 2CQR were proud to present the Library and Information Studies prize for motivation and commitment to Sian Wyn Jones. Master of Ceremonies Colin Jackson explained Sian was a particularly appropriate winner as she completed her diploma despite losing most of her work in a fire at the National Library of Wales.

Chris Robb, 2CQR’s Managing Director was delighted to recognise the student’s success “ The new generation of library professionals will be meeting both great opportunities and challenges as technology develops and Sian’s commitment under pressure will be a valuable asset wherever she progresses”.

 A timely reminder

Coleg Llandrillo now has around 1,000 Higher Education students and 16,000 Further Education students enrolled on hundreds of courses across Conwy and Denbighshire and holds achievers events for both Higher and Further Education students.

Coleg Llandrillo Principal Jackie Doodson explains: “Celebrating student successes is important for many reasons. They serve as a reminder to staff, managers, governors, local employers and other external stakeholders about the important work that we do here. Thanks to the generous sponsorship from the business community, these awards allow us to recognise the achievement of students who have done exceptionally well, inspiring current and future students. The victorious achievers were chosen from 16,000 students, which means that they have shown amazing talent, commitment, drive, determination and skill to be here this evening. Many congratulations to all the students on their achievements.”

Dr Andrew Eynon, Library & Learning Technology Manager
Sian Wyn Jones, Winner and Colin Jackson, Master of Ceremonies

A glittering event

The victorious students were nominated by their tutors and received their awards for one of two reasons: excellence or motivation & commitment.

At the ceremony, each Achiever received an engraved crystal trophy and a cheque or prize, thanks to the generous sponsorship of business people and organisations.

The College’s Performing Arts students entertained the crowd during the interval with a spectacular show. Forty of the College’s Performing Arts students sang and danced to songs by Robbie Williams, Little Mix and from the West End musicals ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Sweet Charity’. For half of the students performing, it was only their second week in College!

Students from several areas of the college were able to help out before and during the awards ceremony, gaining first-hand experience of the organisation and running of a major event. Hospitality students prepared an exotic menu, Media students operated the cameras which provided the footage for the large screens in the room and for the live web stream, Arts students provided several displays and a Photography student was commissioned to set up a studio to take photographs of achievers and their families.