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Congratulations to our latest Myerscough Gold Award winner!

Friday 23 Jun 2023

Congratulations to our latest Myerscough Gold Award winner, River Lynth!

Myerscough Award Witton June 23 (1)

River has been recognised for demonstrating the highest possible dedication to developing their employability skills through continued professional development, while completing a Level 3 programme in Animal Management at our Witton Park campus.

The Myerscough Award aims to develop students' enterprise, employability and career management skills. It compliments learning by providing the opportunity for students to showcase their hobbies.

The Award is designed so that students are encouraged to accomplish a diverse range of experiences that they can draw upon in future interviews.

Jackie Hough, Careers Leader at Myerscough College, said: ‘’I am absolutely delighted that we’ve awarded not just a Bronze and Silver Award, but also our prestigious Myerscough Gold Award, all to one amazing student, River Lynth.

‘’We held the Professional Discussion Viva across at Witton campus this week, and I was joined by Hannah Thurston: Inspira, Enterprise Coordinator, Chris Maddock: Inspira, Operational Careers Hub Lead; Paul Breakwell: Victrex, Enterprise Advisor to support us in this process.      

‘’River's portfolio of evidence was extensive, and their discussion with the four of us was inspirational, and we all commented that we could have spent hours chatting on!

‘’River likes to challenge themself and decided that even though the course they are studying is intense, they still felt that this was an opportunity to try something new, and set about it, to push forward and test new skills.

‘’They found that the Myerscough Award did challenge, but it was a very worthwhile process and would encourage others to give it a go.

‘’Our industry colleagues in attendance could not have been more impressed and commented that the Myerscough Award is an exciting opportunity for students to engage with, and they look forward to joining a further Gold Panel in the future!’’

River’s tutor, Jo Hargreaves, said: ‘’River was so pleased they achieved the awards and was most excited that the certificates were awarded after the discussion.

‘’River was very, very nervous but I knew they would smash it and hopefully this will encourage others to get involved. 

‘’We’re very proud of River and it’s a first for Witton, a great achievement.’’