Stratford-upon-Avon College student, Cedric Irankunda, received his award at a prestigious awards ceremony at the London Art House on 29th June.
Cedric was nominated by Stratford-upon-Avon College for the Student Governor category of the national Leading the Learner Voice Awards recognising innovation, effort and action in supporting and promoting learners earlier this year. He was delighted to receive his award and said, “I am very honoured to be awarded the Student Governor of the Year Award. You don’t realise how important these things are until you hear the achievements of the other nominees. It is truly formidable.”
“I would really like to thank the Learner Services team at the College; their work and contribution has been the backbone of everything I have achieved as Governor. It has been a pleasure working with them.”
Organised by the national Learning and Skills Improvement Service in partnership with the National Union of Students, the Leading the Learner Voice Awards attracted over 90 entries nationwide this year. They highlight the role of thousands of learners and trainees who actively engaged in contributing to the continuous improvement of their organisation.
Martin Penny, Principal at Stratford-upon-Avon College, commented, “Cedric joined the Governing Body of the College in September 2009 and has sat on both our Search; and Standards and Performance Monitoring Committees. After election, he quickly took the opportunity to liaise with students and staff through established networks such as our Tutor Group Representation Forum, as well as networking informally with the wider student body.”
“Cedric is always willing to participate in the wider community when the opportunity arises and represented the College at a number of local events. He recently worked with the police and other agencies in enlisting student support to address a litter issue in the local community. He has been a real asset to the College over the last few years and thoroughly deserves the national recognition of this award.”
Presenting the Awards, Chair of the LSIS Board and Council, Dame Ruth Silver DBE, remarked on the outstanding work demonstrated by all Awards entrants. She said, “I am delighted with the standard of nominations we had for this year’s Awards. It has been inspiring to learn about the tremendous achievements being made by the sector in supporting and promoting learners. Each Award recipient demonstrates the very best of the excellent and innovative work that is being undertaken up and down the country.”
If you would like more information, please contact email@example.com
Posted on Wednesday 6th July 2011