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Scholarship win for ex-students
Two former Cornwall College students have each been awarded a scholarship by their university, in recognition of them gaining top marks and passing their first year of study with flying colours.
After scoring the highest marks in their class, producing an excellent standard of work and successfully completing their first year, Dan Wellstead, 21 from Camborne, and John Teeman, 26 from Redruth, have been awarded the High Achievers Scholarship by Edge Hill University, which gives them £1000 each to help with the cost of their studies next year.
Dan and John both studied the Media EDEXCEL National Diploma at Cornwall College Camborne before enrolling on the BA Film & TV Production course at Edge Hill University in Lancashire last year.
They arrived back in Cornwall recently to spend their summer holidays at home before returning to Lancashire to embark on their second year, and dropped in to the College to catch up with some of their former tutors.
Dan said: "It was great to be awarded the scholarship for all the hard work I put in. I really feel that my course at Cornwall College gave me a head start; I joined with a huge amount of confidence and had a great skills base to build upon, so I felt really prepared for my university course."
John added: "It was a shock and surprise to be awarded the scholarship. I had no idea it even existed! It's nice to be rewarded for my hard work."
Rory Mason, Course Manager at Cornwall College Camborne, said: "Dan and John were fantastic students who worked incredibly hard when they were enrolled on my course. They both achieved an outstanding triple distinction grade and it's brilliant that this has helped them achieve their scholarships."
Dave Linnell, Principal of Cornwall College, said: As a college, we enjoy keeping up to date with our former students' progress, and are proud of their achievements and continuing success. Congratulations to Dan and John, and I wish them well for next year and beyond."