Michal Kolanski, wins National AoC Student of the Year 2016 Award
Jon Culshaw proclaimed Craven College’s Public Service student, Michal Kolanski, winner of the prestigious National Association of College’s (AoC) Student of the Year 2016 Award (19 year olds and over.)
The award was presented at the AoC Annual Conference Gala Dinner at the International Conference Centre (ICC) Birmingham on the evening of 16 November. Michal attended the event with his girlfriend Marta Olesinska and Public Service tutors Bridget Slater and Fran Simpson.
Michal said: “I was shocked, overwhelmed and delighted to receive the award. I feel particularly humbled as the completion was so strong and one of the highlights of the evening for me was meeting Louis Rolfe the Paralympic cyclist who was also in my category and was so inspiring. I am determined to follow my dream to join the West Yorkshire Police and hope that this award will help my application.”
Ian Ashman, President of the Association of Colleges said: “Michal has shown great determination to continue his education both in England and previously in Poland. He has shown a great commitment to helping his local community in his volunteering with the police and I congratulate him on winning the student of the year award for over 19s.”
Michal has been invited to the Student of the Year Reception at the House of Commons on Tuesday 6 December 2016 to attend a reception in the Strangers’ Dining Room hosted by Peter Kyle MP (Labour for Hove and Portslade) The Chair of the Further Education and Life Long Learning All Party Group.