Student and staff winners revealed as final countdown to Morley Awards is underway

With two weeks to go until a special Morley Awards ceremony is due to take place in London’s Park Plaza Riverbank hotel, the winners of Morley College London’s student and staff awards were revealed last week.

Student roll of honour

With rolling ceremonies on Tuesday at Waterloo, Wednesday at North Kensington, and Thursday at Chelsea – as well as Private Views of exhibitions taking place at all three locations – student achievement was very much the focus last week.

On Tuesday we celebrated the following students at the Waterloo Centre for Adult Learning, overseen by Centre Principal Bushra Iqbal:

students receiving certificate from staff
  • Essential Skills Award:
    Morley ESOL Choir
  • Higher Education Award:
    Freya Noakes
  • Humanities and Science Award:
    Zoe Oppiah
  • Music and Performing Arts Award:
    David Griffiths
  • Community Learning Award:
    David Steiert
  • Visual Arts Award:
    Nicholas Turner
  • Group of the Year:
    The Morley Big Band (pictured)
  • Commitment to Study Award:
    Kingsley Blake
  • Lifelong Learning Award:
    Jenny Marshall
  • Outstanding Achievement Award:
    Shokofa Abdullah
  • Return to Learning Award:
    Anam Bajwa

On Wednesday, the North Kensington Centre for Skills celebrated the following students:

student receiving certificate from staff
  • Access to HE Award:
    Howard Bailey
  • Business and IT award:
    Renee Opoku
  • Essential Skills Award:
    Fatuma Mohamud
  • Higher Education Award:
    Shackera Yvonne Mclean-Boyce
  • Lifelong Learner Award:
    Kathleen Wolff
  • Music and Creative Arts Award:
    Annie Wardell (pictured)
  • Science, Health and Early Years Award:
    Ayan Mohamed
  • Social Justice Award:
    Marie Warner
  • Student Journey Award:
    Adriana Da Silva

Centre Principal Craig Hanlon-Smith also presented two ‘student of the year’ awards to Fathima Shameeha Mohamed Sibrin and Marcus Zaki.

And on Thursday, it was the Chelsea Centre for Creative Industries‘ turn to celebrate these students, with interim Centre Principal Maggie Hall leading proceedings:

students receiving certificate from staff
  • Arts Award:
    Isabella Kiremidjian
  • Createch Award:
    Tesean Kieran Lendor
  • Essential Skills Award:
    Olga Mayta Bastante
  • Higher Education Award:
    Emma Dann
  • Lifelong Learner Award:
    Angela Howell (pictured)
  • Social Justice Award:
    Isaac Cortinovis Johnson
  • Student Journey Award:
    Dulce Pontes

Staff success

In a special staff briefing on Monday, Annabelle Baiyewu – Programme Area Manager at North Kensington and member of the college’s People Operations Committee – revealed the winners of seven individual awards and two team awards. They are:

  • New Starter Award:
    Luke Lount, Programme Area Manager at the North Kensington Centre for Skills
  • Future Thinker Award:
    Colin Johnson, Head of Createch at the Chelsea Centre for Creative Industries
  • Helping Hand Award:
    Romina Bideh, Technician at the Chelsea Centre for Creative Industries
  • Five-Star service Award:
    Camilo Salazar, Morley Radio Manager
  • Just Do It Award:
    Fiona Murray, Head of School for Health, Education, Science and Humanities at the North Kensington Centre for Skills
  • Professional Services Team Member of the Year:
    Geordene Ritarita, Content Marketing Office
  • Inspirational Lecturer of the Year:
    Richard Lackrage, who works at the Stockwell Centre
  • Professional Services Team of the Year:
    Academic Administration, led by Zakia Banayoti
  • Curriculum Team of the Year:
    Essential Skills Maths, led by Melissa Score

Announcing the sponsors of this year’s Morley Awards

We’re delighted to be working with three sponsors and a venue partner for this year’s Morley Awards ceremony, which will take place at the Park Plaza Riverbank on Monday 8 July 2024. The ceremony will see students, staff and stakeholders (previously announced; see this article) receive their awards in front of an audience of 200+.

Gold sponsor: South Bank BID

South Bank BID funds and support a number of public realm services, including enhanced security, cleaning and refuse collection, and helps to promote South Bank as a leading visitor destination and as the cultural heart of London.

Silver sponsor: WeAreWaterloo

WeAreWaterloo is a truly local Business Improvement District made up of passionate individuals working to empower local businesses, enhance the Waterloo area and elevate the experiences of everyone that visits.

Bronze sponsor: OCN London

OCN is an awarding body whose mission is to help create a fairer society where everyone, whatever their educational background, has an opportunity to benefit from learning, realise their potential and fulfil their goals.

Venue partner: Park Plaza Riverbank

With an enviable location on the South Bank of the River Thames, Park Plaza London Riverbank welcomes travellers from near and far to central London.