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Student of the Year Awards 2023

Recently, Joseph Chamberlain College hosted 2023’s Student of the Year Awards, one of its most prestigious events of the college year. An outstanding number of students were awarded the highest grades this summer, and more students than ever also secured places on the most competitive degree courses in the country, meaning there was a lot for the college to celebrate during the evening.

Each student’s award was accompanied by a personal comment, shedding light on each award winner’s time at Joseph Chamberlain College. These credits made each commendation unique while detailing the various things these exceptional students did in order to achieve these esteemed awards.

The evening fulfilled its purpose of celebrating the incredible achievements of the college’s students but also provided an invaluable opportunity for the college’s alumni to reminisce on nostalgic memories with old friends and teachers. Yusra commented, “As a JCC graduate, coming back this evening was the best experience, reliving all my time here as a student and getting recognition for my achievements. Thank you, JCC.” Former student Sky added, “My experience at JCC was amazing. It helped me build my confidence and self-worth. I learned how to ask for help, and the college helped me grow as a person.”

The evening’s guest speaker was Avril Grant, founder of Avision for Empowerment CIC, who delivers tailored accredited leadership courses across various sectors. Avril filled the college’s students with motivation, equipping them with multiple philosophies and offering valuable advice to aid them in the future. Celebrating the evening were numerous exciting performances, including Georgie Mason, who introduced the evening spectacularly through her atmospheric songs; Barbara Krajewska infused the room with excitement through her incredible electric violin performances, and Back2Back brought the evening to a close through a phenomenal dance routine paired with a dhol drumming performance.

One of the college’s outstanding alumni, Abubakar Mohamud, gave an incredible speech during the awards ceremony, describing what Joseph Chamberlain College meant to him. The speech was exceptionally moving, touching on his time at the college and how the support it provided helped him to enrol at Cambridge University, “the university of his dreams.” After the evening, Abubakar said: “This was a really great and inspirational evening. Coming back to JCC this evening, I am reminded of JCC’s dedication to its students.”

Joseph Chamberlain College would like to thank everyone who joined them in celebrating their students’ exceptional achievements and would also like to extend their congratulations to all of the award winners.

A collage of photos from 2023's Student of the Year Awards.

A collage of photos from 2023's Student of the Year Awards.

A collage of photos from 2023's Student of the Year Awards.