Four students and a lecturer from South Eastern Regional College (SERC) have won BTEC Bronze Awards which recognise students on accredited courses from across vocational areas.

The students from South Eastern Regional College who received Bronze Awards are:

BTEC Child and Social Care Student of the Year
Cassie Munro from Newtownards (Level 3 Health and Social Care)  

BTEC Science Student of the Year
Olivia Heather McConkey from Lisburn (Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science)

BTEC Engineering Student of the Year
Hannah Dunwoody from Bangor (Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering)

BTEC Public Services Student of the Year
Cerys-Louise Montoya-Sharp from Bangor (Level 3 Public Services)

In addition, Declan Black, Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at SERC’s Lisburn Campus was awarded a BTEC Lecturer of the Year Bronze Award. Speaking about the award he said, “I was delighted to win this award on a personal level but also on behalf of all the hard working, engineering team. This award would not have been possible without the help, guidance and support of my colleagues, from teaching to technicians and managers involved in the Electrical and Electronic programmes that I was coordinating in Lisburn for over 8 years.

He added, “SERC creates an environment in which these awards are possible in all subject areas.”

Dr Michael Malone, Director of Curriculum and Information Services said, “This is a tremendous result for the College.   Congratulations to all who received Awards and thank you to all the staff involved in making submissions

He added, “These Awards are for the UK and international, so we are competing with colleges, not only from across the UK, but on the international stage - it is fantastic to see that our students, lecturing staff, teams and the College as a whole are deemed to be the best of the best by BTEC and Pearson.

“The College has a couple more submissions in for BTEC and Pearson Awards but we will not know the outcome until the summer.”

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