High-flying TV apprentice, Hannah Seager, has scooped second place at this year’s AoC Student of the Year Awards.
Hannah was crowned runner-up in the category of Adult Student of the Year at the national awards in recognition of her hard work and dedication throughout her TV&Film course, which saw her go on to beat 9,000 applicants to a place on the coveted BBC Production Apprenticeship Scheme. Hannah is gaining invaluable hands-on experience with the production team for Blue Peter as well as receiving bespoke training from the BBC Academy.
The Student of the Year Award encourages colleges to nominate an individual who has either shown academic excellence, contributed to their local economy or overcome difficulty to progress. This year, the awards were presented by broadcaster and journalist Sima Koetcha, an AoC Gold Award winner.
Winners were announced on Monday 19 November at an evening of celebration as the Association of Colleges also premiered a programme partnership between AoC and ITN Productions. The event showcased some of the ways that colleges are transforming the lives of more than two million people across England and how vital colleges are to the future of the British economy in the 21st century.
David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, said: “Each year, the level of applications is extremely high, and it goes to show the fantastic work that students are doing in colleges as well as the lengths colleges go to support their students.
“Hannah has done amazingly well to finish second and she should rightly be proud of her achievements.”