Production Arts student finalist in national award

Published: 16th November 2018

Published by City College Southampton

Rebecca Nye, a former Production Arts student at City College Southampton, has made it to the finals for the prestigious Young Student of the Year Award at the Association of Colleges (AoC) annual awards.  

The three finalists are invited to an evening awards ceremony at the ITN “Learning for Life” premiere in Birmingham on Monday 19th November where the winner will be revealed, ahead of the AoC Annual Conference. The Student of the Year awards recognises and celebrates talented and high achieving students from across the UK.

Rebecca Nye, now 19, has recently completed her level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Production Arts at City College and has progressed on to the Guilford School of Acting to study a BA (Hons) in Theatre Production. Rebecca excelled both academically and socially in a traditionally male dominated area of the theatre world. Not many women enter into the technical side of theatre work, especially production management.

Her dedication to the course was evident not only through her hard work but also through her willingness to share her skills and time with both her peers and the local community. She successfully passed her two-year Production Arts course with the highest results possible, triple distinction star, while also working part-time in the industry.

Speaking about her success, Rebecca said: “I was completely shocked when I heard I was nominated for a national award and selected as a finalist. I’m really happy.  I am also so grateful to Marc my tutor and Tom who was the technical assistant. The support and encouragement from both of them and the College has been phenomenal, both during my time on the course and since leaving.’’

City College Principal, Sarah Stannard, commented: “Well done to Rebecca, it’s fantastic to see her ability and dedication to learning being recognised and our Production Arts team are thrilled for her. She is someone who has excelled both inside the College and outside and she is developing excellent skills and knowledge, which will be invaluable in her future career. We wish her the best of luck in the finals.”

We wish her the best of luck!


(Rebecca Nye, tutor Marc Fairclough and her parents either side)