Tom Hocknell – Award for Student of the Year 2011
16 August 2011
K&C are proud to congratulate Tom Hocknell our Trainee Quantity Surveyor who has won the award for Student of the Year.
High-flying students were recognised at the sixth annual Construction Student Achievers of the Year awards ceremony, which was held at Coleg Llandrillo Cymru’s £8.2m Marine & Built Environment Centre (MBEC) at the Rhos-on-Sea campus.
The awards – which were sponsored by local industry - were open to all Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) technical students within the College’s Construction department. The panel, including tutors and fellow students, judged the students on criteria such as achievement, attendance and commitment over the year, before announcing the six winners. Many of the students, who are juggling their studies with jobs in the construction industry, gained employment due the courses completed at the College.
Coleg Llandrillo Cymru Assistant Principal Jackie Doodson spoke about the importance of the awards: “We are here to celebrate student achievements, which have been truly outstanding this year. The support from local industry is essential: from attending focus groups at the College to offering work experience to our students, which offers a relevant interface with industry.”
A team of Foundation Degree students, calling ‘PRISM’, claimed the final honour of the Best Group Award (Sustainability), which was sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Students nominated fellow students for two of the awards and tutors nominated for the remainder. Prizes were awarded to the winners by representatives from industry sponsors Capita Symonds, Chartered Institute of Building, Tarmaster Jones, North Western Federation of Building Trades Employers, Watkin Jones and Mott McDonald.
Tom’s challenge ahead is to achieve his degree in BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying at John Moores University in Liverpool.