On Monday 6 February, SERC held its annual Student Excellence Awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the best performing students of 2016.
The ceremony, which was held at the Lisburn campus, is an opportunity for SERC to honour and reward those students whose commitment to learning and training has set them apart from their peers. It is also a chance for the students to celebrate their achievements with family and friends and the lecturers that helped them succeed.
The awards not only recognise those who achieve academic excellence but also students who have shown commitment and dedication to education and personal development and who have overcome difficulties in order to succeed.
Awards were presented to outstanding students from across the College's study areas, in addition to prizes for Apprentice of the Year, Trainee of the Year and Student of the Year.
SERC Principal and Chief Executive Ken Webb presented the Excellence Awards and was full of praise for the students and their achievements.
"It never ceases to amaze me the talents of our students and the challenges some of them overcome in order to achieve an education – nights like these are a fitting tribute to all.
"I would like to congratulate all of those that have won awards tonight, you have shown in your own way that each of you are taking full advantage of the opportunity of education and training and I have every confidence that the attitude and determination which has made you a winner tonight will serve you well as you move on throughout your lives."
As well as awarding a Student of the Year within the College, there was also a selection of special awards presented to students who have positively contributed to student life.
The awards ceremony was kindly sponsored by Mount Charles Group, Montupet UK Ltd, Lisburn Enterprise Organisation, Lisburn Education Partnership and City and Guilds.
The full-time prospectus for courses starting in September 2017 is now available on the SERC website and students can apply online at apply.serc.ac.uk. The Colleges open day is on 1 March from 2pm-8pm.