Outstanding and inspirational students from New City College were honoured at the annual Student Achievement Awards ceremony on Wednesday 27th January.
Former professional footballer and now TV personality, Alex Scott MBE, was the special guest at the virtual presentation which was streamed live from the TV studios at NCC’s Ardleigh Green campus in Havering and was watched on the night by many hundreds of people.
The celebratory evening paid tribute to excellence and to those students who had achieved beyond expectation and despite adversity.
Click here to watch highlights or the full version of the awards evening.
There were many inspirational stories of hard work, resilience and dedication, as well as heart-lifting accounts of journeys by some who started at the bottom but climbed to the top with an unwavering determination to succeed.
One of the highlights of the evening was a Q&A session with ex-England footballer Alex Scott, who answered questions put to her by Sport students Eve Pearson and Esha Bhullar, who are studying on the Tottenham Hotspur Football Development Programme run at the college.
Alex spoke about overcoming challenges and pushing beyond your comfort zone, emphasising how life lessons, experience and personal attributes should work alongside the skills developed during education.