Pamela Hurley, one of the Partnership Managers based at the Tooting Business Centre, and Sarah Horrell represented the Group at the Sutton Business Awards which took place at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Sutton on Friday the 14th June.
The Business Centre sponsored the Award for Training and Development and both Pam and Sarah were invited to greet the winners, Stage Coach Performing Arts, to say a few words and present the award, on behalf of the South Thames Colleges Group. The event was well attended by over 80 local businesses.
South Thames College Health & Social Care student has recently been awarded Best Learner with a prestigious presentation at the House of Lords.
The Committee of South London Principals (COSLP) held its annual Best Learner Awards and the winner of the award for South Thames College is Rhianna Larkai. Rhianna enjoyed the prestigious event at the Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords with her guests on Thursday 23 May.
Rhianna’s tutor is thrilled: “Rhianna is an inspirational and selfless student who underwent a procedure to donate her stem cells to a patient with blood cancer. Having watched a presentation at college from the Anthony Nolan charity, Rhianna immediately signed up and joined the stem cell transplant register. She was matched with a patient and didn’t hesitate in undergoing a procedure in which doctors collected stem cells for transplant.
“Throughout this process, Rhianna stayed on top of her Level 3 coursework and always works hard to achieve distinctions. She also gave a presentation to her fellow learners about her experience of being a stem cell donor, explaining the importance of making a difference. Rhianna’s generosity and selflessness helped saved someone’s life – making her extremely deserving of this award.”
Health & Social Care level 3 year 1 students enjoyed a day out at the London Metropolitan University Science department. The students were welcomed with a tour of the Laboratory, Europe’s biggest! They were then immersed into a real life lab workshop, working with teachers and students they took part in the Super Lab activity working in pairs as they learnt how to extract DNA from strawberries.
Students were then taken on a tour of the University where they were shown the fantastic facilities that would be available to them if they went on to study there after they have finished their course at South Thames College, including the sports hall, library and the Student Union.