WMC-The Camden College celebrates its learners successes!

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Learners at WMC-The Camden College last night celebrated their academic achievements at the annual WMC Learner Success Night 2016.

Over 100 attendees filled the auspicious Maurice Hall onsite at the College in order to join in the celebrations where prizes were awarded in three categories – the Lowes Dickinson Prize, ‘How WMC Changed My Life’ competition and Learner of the Year

The Lowes Dickinson category was open to all Art and Humanities learners. This prize is named after Lowes Cato Dickinson, who was a tutor, artist and founder member of the WMC; it is funded through a grant left by him to enhance the learner experience at WMC.

The ‘How WMC Changed My Life’ competition was open to all learners to submit their stories on how far they have come whilst studying at WMC-The Camden College – be it personal barriers to overcome, learning English as a second language, or studying on a course to progress into employment.

The Learner of the Year category was for tutors to nominate learners in two categories – overcoming barriers and great achievement.

On the night, certificates and prizes were presented by Sir Keir Starmer, Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras, Helen Hammond, Principal of WMC-The Camden College, and Kate Bell, Vice Chair of Governors for WMC-The Camden College.

Helen Hammond, Principal of WMC-The Camden College, said: “The Learner Success Night was a wonderful evening for our learners to highlight how important adult education is. It was great to celebrate how well our learners have done on their courses with us no matter what level their ability is.

“Celebrating adult education certainly proves that no matter what your age, learning a new skill or building upon your current skill-set, has always been part of our commitment to ensuring our learners achieve their goals and aspirations. It is very rewarding as Principal of this college to hear how we have helped so many of our learners’ progress onto great things or overcome barriers to continue their education in a rewarding environment. I want to pass my congratulations again to all the learners involved in making the evening very enjoyable.”

Kate Bell, Vice Chair of Governors, said: “Coming to success night is one of the best things about being a governor at WMC. It’s incredibly inspiring to hear how people have overcome huge barriers to get into learning, and it was great to see so many people recognised for their outstanding success.”

The full list of winning learners are:

Lowes Dickinson Prize

Commended learners:

  • Brian Innes
  • Marysia Kratimenos
  • Dawn Finn

Highly Commended learners:

  • Juan Alberto Lopez Hernandez
  • Greg Dunlop
  • Vojsava Fakhro
  • Patrick Smith

Winning learner:

  • Miowa Griffith


How WMC Changed My Life Competition:

Highly Commended learners:

  • Arijeta Fonda
  • Linda Gomez
  • Thomas Pliszka

Runner up:

  • Rafia Bibi

Winning learners:

  • Robert Euans
  • Tom Mamic

The following nominees all received certificates for the stories:

  • Abimbola Ademuyiwa
  • Michael Alderton
  • Dibaba Amele
  • Claire Brennan
  • Hilda De Silva
  • Manish Dhokia
  • Catherine Emmett
  • Patience Essien
  • Rama Gosine
  • Seeta Gosine
  • Miowa Griffith
  • Korotoumou Kone
  • Ruby Lucas
  • Katalina Lugosi
  • Honey Muscatt
  • David Napier
  • John Nicholas
  • Anne Padden
  • Jamila Rafky
  • Sumaya Saleh
  • Simon Sinclair
  • Chin Fung Siow
  • Mai Tang
  • Paul van Gelder


Learner of the Year:

Overcoming Barriers:

  • Koli Begum
  • John Clehane
  • Sadiya Hashi

Great Achievement:

  • Mahnaz Lasi
  • Xenia Miltiadou
  • Teuta Zotaj

Performances on the night were courtesy of our musically talented learners Katherine Abbott who played string guitar and Donna Adewusi who sang.

Photo credit to Darren Corbin.