Higher Education Graduation 2017


Higher Education Students Honoured at Graduation

On Wednesday 18th October, remarkable students from Riverside College’s Higher Education courses were celebrated at the annual Graduation Awards Ceremony.

Taking place in the beautiful surroundings of St Paul’s Church in Widnes, over 40 awards were presented on the night by College Principal Mary Murphy and Chair of Governors Wesley Rourke.

Special congratulations went to Foundation Degree Counselling student Myke Richardson Hughes who was awarded ‘Staffordshire University HE Student of the Year’ and to HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering student Stuart Berry who was awarded ‘HE Student of the Year for Pearson Programmes’.

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Myke Richardson Hughes was selected after absorbing himself in every aspect of learning over the last 5 years at Riverside College, including being the voice for students as a student representative. He has recently set up his own Counselling business in Widnes allowing individuals to access counselling locally. In addition, he has also gained full time employment as a counsellor and is making a positive difference to many lives. Myke is now continuing his studies to gain a BSc Hons in Counselling at Riverside College.

Stuart Berry’s journey began in 2013 when he enrolled onto the Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Maintenance at Riverside College. Stuart joined Runcorn engineering company Sigmatex in September 2013 as an apprentice and after completing his HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Riverside, is now a fully qualified Maintenance Engineer with two apprentices working alongside him. Stuart is a fantastic ambassador for both apprenticeship programmes and Higher Education.

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Helen London, Head of Teacher Development and Higher Education at Riverside College said, “I am extremely proud of all of our students graduating this year; they have worked very hard throughout their studies to achieve their qualifications. It was an honour to celebrate the achievements of our Higher Education students at this truly prestigious event.

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“There are so many reasons to choose Riverside College for Higher Education courses and it is wonderful to see so many students choosing to stay local to obtain their HND, HNC, foundation degree, and full honours degrees with us.”

Higher Education Graduates

HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Stuart Berry, Matthew Hanrey, John Butler

HNC Mechanical Engineering
Joe Hornby, Ryan Mcmannion

HND Computing and Systems Development
Adam Hayes, Connor Wright, Callum Meredith, Adam Youd

Foundation Degree Counselling
Lisa Brown, Julie Mayers, Jane Carr, Amanda Pitt, Pamela Doyle, Brian Richards, Rebecca Fahey, Myke Richardson Hughes, Kathleen Foulger, Louise Robinson, Michaela Horner, Kimberley Rowland, Sarah King

BSc (Hons) Counselling
Dominic Boggan, Victoria Morrison, Michelle Cummins, Alan Penney, Michelle Curnow, Elizabeth Quester, Neal Dowsett, Tracey Regan, Vicki Geoghegan, Julie Riccio, Nicola Kelly, Emma Saul, Anne Lee, Lisa Wilcock, Jacqueline Lynch

Certificate and Post Graduate Certificate in Education
John Deasy, Danielle Roberts, Mia Hogan, Paula Robinson, James McKenna, Emma Withington

Staffordshire University HE Student of the Year
Myke Richardson Hughes

HE Student of the Year for Pearson Programmes
Stuart Berry

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