Mike Hopkins, Principal of South & City College Birmingham, has received an award in recognition of his contributions towards addressing equality and diversity within the college.

Provided by A1TV, a Birmingham based Asian TV channel, Mike was selected for the award due to his active role within the community, where representatives of the channel were particularly impressed with his focus on supporting staff and students with their education and training.

Since his appointment as Principal in 2007, Mike has led South & City College Birmingham through numerous milestones and achievements, including its growth into the multicultural society it is today.

With the help of open sessions, “Question time” for students and an open-door policy, Mike ensures that all college staff and students are listened to and are made to feel like a part of the college’s success.

Due to his influence over the equality and diversity present in the leading educational establishment and his dedication towards creating the harmonious and welcoming place to work and study, Mike was nominated and subsequently received the award.

Mike Hopkins commented: “At South & City College Birmingham, we work incredibly hard to create an inclusive culture that supports all of our students in educational development. I, therefore, feel extremely honoured to have received this award for addressing equality and diversity within the college.

A1TV is an excellent channel, which has grown considerably over the past 12 months. I look forward to working closely with Mubeen Rasheed and the rest of the team for years to come.”

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A1TV is an independent British Pakistani “infotainment” channel that focuses primarily on British Asian broadcast news, discussion shows and Hindi and Pakistani films and dramas.

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