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Joseph Wright Centre Celebrates Student Achievements

The achievements of students at Derby College Group's Joseph Wright Centre (JWC) have been officially recognised at a celebration evening.

Students who have either graduated from or are continuing their studies for GCSE Plus, A levels, Creative or Digital programmes at JWC were presented with subjects prizes at the annual event.

The event opened with a welcome from Kate Martin - Vice Principal, followed by a short talk by Kanish Jones about her journey so far as a JWC alumni. Kanish studied at JWC ten years ago, then worked in the telecommunications industry and has now returned to the College on placement as part of her teacher training.

Award winners included Lauren Tolan (19) from Swanwick who won the A level Biology prize and is now studying Denitistry at the University of Nottingham.

Ethan Lee (20) from Beeston won the A level English Language prize and is studying Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Nottingham.

Uther Naysmith (19) from Matlock won the A level French and History prizes. He is now studying Law at Christ Church, University of Oxford.

Meanwhile John Hitchcock (19) from Crich won the Level three Extended Diploma in Applied Science Award. He is working as a Higher Apprentice with Applied Inspection in Chesterfield which specialises in non-destructive testing.

DCG Vice Principal Kate Martin concluded: "This is our annual celebration to mark the achievements of students across the Acadmeic, Arts and Digital curriculum at the Joseph Wright Centre.

"The college opened in 2005 and has gone from strength to strength.

"It has been wonderful to see the students who left us last summer and fascinating to hear how they are doing now having progressed onto university, higher apprenticeships or work."

Last modified on Monday, 10 February 2020 13:15

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