Duke of York Award

Rubina Rashid (left) receives the Duke of York certificate from HRH Prince Andrew

Barnsley College’s Enterprise department and Learning Technologies Unit have both recently been commended at prestigious awards ceremonies.

The Enterprise department claimed The Duke of York Community Initiative Award for its iTrust programme, which is run in partnership with the Barnsley Chronicle, and was also a finalist in the Student Support categories at both the Educate the North Awards and the TES FE Awards.

The Learning Technologies Unit also received recognition as a finalist in the Outstanding Use of Technology for Improving Teaching and Learning category at the TES FE Awards for the work of Elephant Learning Designs, which uses interactive eLearning products to enhance learning and teaching.

Rubina Rashid, Assistant Principal for Students, said: “I was delighted to accept The Duke of York Community Initiative Award on behalf of iTrust and the businesses we have supported since the venture was established. I was also pleased to be recognised at the Educate the North Awards and the TES Awards.

“Businesses we have supported over the past two years are now contributing to the economic prosperity of the borough and region.”

“Businesses we have supported over the past two years are now contributing to the economic prosperity of the borough and region, as they move from test trading to being an actual start up trading beyond 12 months. The breadth and diversity of these entrepreneurs and their ideas all contribute to a wider inspirational outlook that we continue to develop at the college.”

Daniel Scott, Learning Support Technologist in the Learning Technologies Unit, said: “It was great to be recognised for our efforts in improving learning and teaching with innovative use of digital technology. Being invited to the ceremony as a finalist meant just as much as winning.”

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Last updated: 13th May 2016

Originally posted on: 6th May 2016