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Leading the Learner Voice Awards 2013

LSIS hosted the fifth annual Leading the Learner Voice Awards on Tuesday 18 June at One Drummond Gate in London. The awards are about celebrating individual and organisational achievement and success. They are also an opportunity to disseminate best practice.

Award categories

The categories highlight the changing and evolving priorities facing the further education (FE) and skills sector. A list of winners and highly commended are shown below.

Leading Learner of the year

Winner - Rhasan Brunner – Brooke House Sixth Form College

Highly Commended

  • Christopher Haslam – Southport College
  • Lisa Whiting – Worthing College
  • Steve Sutherland – Oldham College 

Learner Representative of the year

Winner - Jeni-Marie Pittuck – City College Norwich

Highly Commended

  • Charlie Advent – Ruskin Mill College 

Learning Champion of the year 

Winner - Monika Paczkowska – DHL/Argos Castleford

Highly Commended

  • Learners at HMP Elmley (The Manchester College)

Student Governor of the year

Joint winners - Darren Melroy – Prior Pursglove College and Samba Matundu – Carshalton College 

Highly Commended

  • Atish Shah – College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

Learner Voice Practitioner of the year

Winner - Pete Macmillan – Bradford College Students Union 

Highly Commended

  • Gemma Stepney – Stafford College 

Imaginative approaches to learner voice 

Winner - City of Bath College 

Highly Commended

  • Epping Forest College 
  • Redbridge Institute of Adult Education 
  • Leeds City College 
  • Together Women Project, Yorkshire and Humberside 

Most Improved Provider – sixth form, general FE and independent specialist colleges

Winner - Swindon College

Highly Commended

  • Guildford College

Most Improved Provider – work-based learning, adult and community learning and offender learning

Winner - Redbridge Institute of Adult Education

Highly Commended

  • BCTG

Excellence in Information, Advice and Guidance 

Winner - Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College 

Highly Commended

  • Peterborough Regional College 
  • Walsall Adult and Community College 
  • Doncaster College 
  • John Ruskin College 

Provider of the year – general further education and sixth form colleges

Winner - Walsall College

Highly Commended

  • Canterbury College

Provider of the year – Independent Specialist College

Winner - Derwen College 

Highly Commended

  • The Seashell Trust Royal College Manchester

Senior Leader of the year

Winner - Amanda Burnside – Swindon College 

Presentations and keynotes


Student Voice at BSiX – Ken Warman, BSiX Brooke House Sixth Form College 

Workshops sessions

Workshop 1: Listen and learn: student collaboration in professional learning and development  - Barnet and Southgate College

Workshop 2: Maximising learner engagement and participation - City Gateway

Workshop 3: Excellence in information, advice and guidance: learners lead the way

Workshop 4: Making a difference: learner voice and the student council at Derwen College - Derwen College

Workshop 5: How to run a student-led inspection - BSiX Brooke House Sixth Form College

Workshop 6: Establishing learner voice through information advice and guidance - Blue Cat Initiative

Pitches for Imaginative Approaches to Learner Voice award


Last updated: 16 July 2013