Keith Fletcher Memorial Access to HE Student Prizes 2020-21
Now in its 11th year, the national Access to HE student prize, in memory of Keith Fletcher, formerly of Open College South West Region and a keen advocate of Access to HE, has once again produced a group of very worthy candidates.
The nominations have now been scrutinised by a panel of judges from each participating Access Validating Agency (AVA) and a winner has been chosen in each category. There are two categories ‘Outstanding Academic Achievement’ and ‘Outstanding Commitment to Study’.
Each of the successful candidates will receive a certificate and cheque to help them with their future study. Winners in each category will receive £750 each and runners-up £350 each.
Please find below, more information on the criteria for each category, along with the winners and runners-up.
Outstanding Academic Achievement:
Criteria for nomination: Students proposed in this category should have excelled in their academic study by producing assessed work of a consistently outstanding quality whilst on their Access courses. They should have shown evidence of some or all the following:
- outstanding commitment to their Access studies, perhaps in the face of difficult and challenging personal circumstances,
- having made an inspirational journey which demonstrates the life transforming power of learning,
- individual achievement beyond standard expectations,
- clear evidence of extra effort above and beyond that which would normally be required of a student.
Winner: Charlotte Triolaire, Lancaster and Morecambe College, Ascentis
“Charlotte has demonstrated a commitment to learning that has never fallen short of exceptional. She has attended every single one of her classes, including each of those that took place on Microsoft Teams during our three months of remote delivery, and has absorbed the content of every lesson with a level of passion and enthusiasm that has been a delight to observe”. Tutor
“This student produces first-rate work and achieves a consistently high standard of scholarship across a range of subjects. The work submitted demonstrates a thorough conceptual understanding, and an exceptional grasp of material, presented with care and fluidity of expression at a standard unexpected of an Access student”. Judge