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RCU Support for Students Award Finalists Announced

Portland College, Chichester College Group and Abingdon & Witney College have been announced as finalists for the RCU Support for Students Award.

This award, seeks to celebrate outstanding examples of student support provided by a College for a significant group of students, across a whole provision or college wide approach.

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.

Despite a difficult year we were delighted to receive 16 college applications for the RCU Support for Students Award and the three finalists were shortlisted and announced at the AoC FE Summit on Tuesday 17 November. We look forward to announcing the winners in Spring 2021.

David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges said: “These colleges have gone above and beyond in equipping and empowering students to have a voice, to solve their own challenges, make their own choices and to participate in their community. All have shown great dedication to fully support students into college, employment and adult life, and which enable them to achieve success and help them to transform their lives.”