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Inspirational Cambridge Regional College lecturer shortlisted for top award

Cambridge Regional College lecturer Michael Warburton is in the running for a national education award for his inspirational work promoting student entrepreneurship.

Michael, who heads games development at CRC and launched the college’s student-run Rizing Games enterprise, is one of just three lecturers shortlisted for the Enterprise Catalyst award, part of the National Enterprise Educators Awards.

The awards recognise excellence in enterprise and entrepreneurship education in higher and further education, celebrating exceptional and inspirational commitment to supporting student entrepreneurship.

Michael, winner of Bafta Young Game Designer Mentor of the Year 2016, has built up an international reputation for the college’s games development course – winning CRC the accolade of School of Dreams after students became the first to exhibit their games at the E3 expo in Los Angeles.

Paul Breheny, head of CRC’s STEM faculty – which includes Science, Access, Engineering, Computing, Media, Art and Design, and Music – said Michael was an inspirational lecturer.

“We are very honoured and very proud that one of our lecturers has been shortlisted for such an excellent award – particularly as it comes so soon after the college was named FE STEM College of the Year,” he said.

“Michael is an exceptional lecturer and we are delighted that his inspirational work with students has been recognised in this way.”

The winners will be announced at the International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference Gala Dinner in Glasgow in September.

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