UCEN Manchester students celebrated at 2018 Student Excellence Awards

Three people stood for a photo with one holding an award

Glitz and glamour at the Hilton Deansgate Hotel for this year's fantastic awards night

UCEN Manchester students were celebrated in last night’s (21 June) joint UCEN Manchester, The Manchester College and Total People Student Excellence Awards 2018.

The awards, which took place at the Manchester Hilton Deansgate Hotel, were UCEN Manchester’s first as a stand-alone higher education organisation.

Second year Broadcast Production student, Rylan Ashley Lewis, scooped the hotly anticipated UCEN Manchester Student of the Year award, which was sponsored by Reeds.

Rylan said: “I’m so surprised! I’d like to give a big shout out to everyone at UCEN Manchester, particularly everyone at Fielden campus – I wouldn’t be where I am without them, they’ve supported me from the get go.”

Michael Walsh, Vice Principal and Dean of Higher Education, said: “What a night! It’s brilliant to have the opportunity to celebrate our students and their achievements. Special congratulations go to Rylan - he’s a fantastic role model and always goes the extra mile to help his fellow students.”

The full list of worthy winners is below – congratulations to you all.

UCEN Manchester Student of the Year – sponsored by Reeds 

Rylan Ashley Lewis

The Manchester College 14 -16 Student of the Year

Amina Munye Busuir

The Manchester College 16 - 18 Student of the Year

Sebastian Kaczmarczyk

The Manchester College Adult Student of the Year

Alistair Sheehan

Academic Studies Student of the Year

Callum Bancroft

Automotive, Construction Engineering and Logistics Student of the Year

Arran Jamieson

Business, Computing and Creative Digital Student of the Year   

Karon Barber

Creative Arts Student of the Year

Lee Smith                                           

English and Maths Student of the Year

Rafelle Williams

ESOL, Communities and Work Student of the Year

Hakem Sharifi

Service and Retail Industries Student of the Year

Fungai Harvey Mukusha

Sport, Public Services and Care Professions Student of the Year

Lenin Sibanda

Student Ambassador of the Year

Rosie Young

Supported Learning Student of the Year

Thomas Patton

Teacher Education Student of the Year

Julie Cliffe

The Seminary Student of the Year

Elky Cohen

Total People Intermediate Apprentice of the Year

Harry Waring

Total People Advanced Apprentice of the Year

Fatima Assadi

Bright Star Award

Tyler Asif

The Student Excellence Awards Student of the Year – Sponsored by Reeds.

Sebastian Kaczmarczyk