Barnsley College student Bradley Carr has attended a special reception at the Houses of Parliament after being highly commended in the 2015 Association of Colleges (AoC) Student of the Year Award.

The AoC Student of the Year Award celebrates the achievements and successes of exceptional students who stand out from the crowd and Level 3 Interactive Media student Bradley was invited to Westminster along with students from other national colleges who were also recognised.

Bradley was joined at the Houses of Parliament by Barnsley College Chief Executive and Principal Christopher Webb and Barnsley East MP Michael Dugher.

The reception itself was hosted by Peter Kyle MP, the Chair of the All Party Parliament Group for Further Education and Lifelong Learning, and took place in the Strangers Dining Room in the House of Commons.

18-year-old Bradley, of Swinton, Rotherham, was nominated for the AoC Student of the Year Award for his commitment to his studies whilst suffering a brain tumour and undergoing subsequent treatment. He has also continued to support his local community as a volunteer lifesaver at RLSS Dearne Valley Lifesaving Club whenever he was able to do so.

“The experience was truly mind blowing”

Bradley said: “The experience was truly mind blowing. I was a little unsure how to act in such a prestigious place, however I felt very welcome with people such as Michael Dugher MP and Peter Kyle MP.”

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Last updated: 16th March 2016

Originally posted on: 17th February 2016