Northamptonshire College scoops national award

Tresham's Corby campus

Tresham's Corby campus

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A college has been championed for ensuring that students’ voices are heard.

Tresham College, which has campuses in Kettering, Corby, and Wellingborough, won Provider of the Year 2012 at the Learner Voice Awards, which is hosted by the National Union of Students.

The college received the award because of the work that its students’ union does in collaboration with support staff to try to make sure that each students voice is heard and acted on.

Graham Wooldridge, learner involvement co-ordinator at Tresham said: “We are delighted to have won this award as it recognises the enthusiasm and commitment of our learners and the Tresham Students’ Union team to ensuring that each voice is heard.

“We involve them in many quality assurance procedures where their ideas and views make a real difference to the teaching and learning experience and services and facilities across the College.

“The award is testament to the work put in by the TSU team, personal development coaches and fellow staff at the college to ensure that Tresham provides the best learning environments for all learners across the college.”

The college’s student union has expanded in recent years and contains almost 200 representativies.

Students the union Charlotte Mallery and Ellis Deuchar, represented the college during the event and highlighted the good work Tresham does in getting student’s voices heard at the award, which was also organised by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service.

The union has been influential in refurbishment work at the college’s Wellingborough campus, improved social areas, more courses, and access to sports facilities.

Principal Stuart Wesselby said: “Tresham is delighted to have won this prestigious national award.”