College Student Shortlisted for National Education Award

Leeds City College student, Khynaat Saleem, has been shortlisted for the British Education Awards, a national award ceremony celebrating educational success.

On Monday 30 January, Khynaat (19, from Armley) will attend the black-tie evening ceremony held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, Great Queen Street, London.

Khynaat, who studied a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business at Leeds City College, was entered into the Vocational category of the awards by her tutor.  She came to Leeds City College following a bad experience at a community college and decided to take up a diploma in Business to broaden her skills.

As her course progressed, so did her confidence and belief. Her tutors described her as a ‘positive influence on her group’ and her determination ‘consistently delivered the results’ that will enable her to achieve her ambitions.

Khynaat said:
“Making the move to Leeds City College was the best decision I ever made. The encouraging and friendly environment made me realise my potential and allowed me to thrive.  All of my tutors were extremely helpful and inspired me to push myself and excel. I’m now looking forward to the next steps of my educational journey.

“I am very honoured to be shortlisted for the British Education Awards. It is a great achievement for me, and I hope it leads the way to educational and professional success in the years ahead.”

Denise Meney, Head of Business and Applied IT at Leeds City College, said:
“We are immensely proud that Khynaat was the 2016 winner of  the Student of the Year Award  at Leeds City College and to add to this success she has done  incredibly well, being short listed in the British Education Awards. It is a privilege to have had such hard working and talented student and we wish her all the best in her outstanding success”.

The British Education Awards identifies and celebrates individuals who have excelled within the British education system. It is a unique event where young people and their families, teachers, politicians, senior government ministers, professionals, and celebrities from across the UK come together to celebrate success in education.