Hampshire's stars of tomorrow shine at City College awards evening

Published: 6th November 2015

Published by City College Southampton

Over 40 diligent students were celebrated for their success at the City College Southampton annual awards evening on 4th November.

Apprentices, students, staff and employers were recognised for their outstanding achievements over the past academic year at the event, which saw performances from performing and production arts students.

Student successes from across a wide variety of subject areas were celebrated with awards for students and apprentices from many different qualifications and levels. Five students were also delighted and surprised to pick up special awards, the winners of which were announced on the night, for their outstanding effort and commitment.

Five members of staff picked up awards for their inspirational and innovative teaching, unyielding support of students and going above and beyond their responsibilities. In addition, three local businesses were honoured with employer recognition awards, for their commitment to the training and personal development of their future workforce through work experience and career advice.

Award Winners

Awards Evening Performance


Student Union Recognition Award (sponsored by Avalon Printing)
Awarded to: Deanna-Marie Stewart

Key Stage 4 Student of the Year (sponsored by Wave 105)
Awarded to: Ricky Hayles

Apprentice of the Year (sponsored by ABP Southampton)
Awarded to: Calvin Lumsden

Adult Student of the Year (sponsored by Southampton City Council)
Awarded to: Rita Demeter

Young Student of the Year (sponsored by Bluestar)
Awarded to: Thomas Colmer


Small Employer Recognition Award (sponsored by Hampshire Chamber of Commerce)
Awarded to: Swanwick Marine Engineers Ltd

Medium Employer Recognition Award (sponsored by Business South)
Awarded to: Lucketts Travel

Large Employer Recognition Award (sponsored by Carswell Gould)
Awarded to: Southampton City Council Housing Services Department

City College Principal, Sarah Stannard, said: “We are very proud of all our students and last night is proof that the region has many stars in the making, who have all gone the extra mile to succeed, through outstanding academic achievement, selfless acts of kindness and a steely determination to be the best.”

“Their hard work, with our support and guidance, has helped them to achieve their goals and given them a flying start to the rest of their lives.”

As usual the awards evening gave current students a chance to show off their skills to the audience as they were fully involved in the running of the event. Media students took care of filming and technical theatre students ensured the stage was set and showcased creative projection mapping. Performing arts students, David Westgate and Marnie Cole, read the award citations and catering and hospitality students prepared and served canapés and drinks.

If you would like copies of any photos taken on the night, please contact marketing@southampton-city.ac.uk