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Abingdon & Witney College wins RCU Award

Abingdon & Witney College has won an AoC Beacon Award for the support they have given carers in the community.

The college developed the project, ‘A Carer’s Journey’, with a local carers’ charity. The project helps a carer gain confidence in their role as well as offer an opportunity to take time away from the role and access workshops and short courses designed to promote their wellbeing.

Now in its 26th year, the AoC Beacon Awards showcase best practice and innovation in colleges. It is designed to promote the interdependence of colleges, businesses and professional and voluntary organisations. The awards also highlight excellence and helps share best practice across the sector. 

Chris Lee, RCU Director of Marketing and Communications said: “This project demonstrated an excellent and transferrable model, with a key focus on supporting and improving the lives of Carers in the community . Abingdon & Witney College are effectively working in collaboration with their local community to provide an integrated approach that clearly works in the best interest of learners. Many congratulations on winning this Beacon Award from all of us here at RCU.”

Mark White, Interim Chair of AoC’s Charitable Trust said: “The AoC Beacon Awards showcase exactly why colleges are so important to every community and why people value them. This award recognises, celebrates and promotes examples of outstanding and innovative careers leadership and practice. The work of the winning college prepares young people for the fast-changing world of work with an innovative approach to careers education and effective partnerships with schools, employers and training providers.”