Top Awards for Northern Regional College Business Students


Quality precast solutions company Moore Concrete is backing the best local business brains through their partnership with Northern Regional College, recently presenting the Moore Concrete Cup and Bursary to the best Business Studies Student at the Coleraine Campus. The generous bursary of £300 and the offer of work placements which could potentially lead to employment is a long-standing relationship between the College and the company. The Award was presented by Nicola Mowbray from Moore Concrete to Aisha Arafat.

Aisha, a former pupil of North Coast Integrated College, enrolled on to the BTEC Level 3 Business course in September 2015 with a strong GCSE profile and finished with an overall achievement of straight distinctions stars, the equivalent of three A* grades at ‘A’ level.  She worked solidly and consistently over the two years, going from strength to strength to achieve this outstanding academic success.
Over the past two years she has developed a number of skills that will be of great use not only in her future career but in her next step which will see her study Law with Human Resource Management at Ulster University’s Magee campus – a feat that she never thought possible until she attended Northern Regional College and realised the future options open to her through her studies in further education.
Her lecturers are very proud of her overall achievement and wish her well in her future studies.
Other business awards presented at the Coleraine campus last week include:
William McCandless
William has undertaken a number of courses at Northern Regional College in Coleraine, acquiring many different skills.  Most recently he completed the BTEC Level 3 Business course.   On accepting his award he William the guidance and support received from his lecturers and educational support services, in particular the one to one support he received to get him through challenging assignments.  He plans to go to university in September.

Lauren Hutton
Lauren joined the BTEC Level 3 Business course at the Northern Regional College in Coleraine after initially starting A-levels at school.  She was able to quickly catch up with her classmates and n addition to her Level 3 course she has completed extra qualifications including Sage, World Host and Health & Safety. Laura plans to return to Northern Regional college in September to study the Level 4 HNC in Business.

Pollyanna Wisener
Pollyanna is a very hard working student who has achieved straight distinction stars in her course, the equivalent of three A* grades at ‘A’ level.   Additionally, she has obtained qualifications in Health & Safety, Level 1 Sage, Level 1 Social Media, World Host Principles of Customer Service and an ICQ Level 2 award in Understanding Customer Service in the Retail Sector.

Pollyanna is a very capable young woman who’s been able to manage bringing up a young child and having a part-time job, as well as always turning up for her classes on time and always meeting her deadlines.

She plans to continue her education at Ulster University, Magee in September to study Accounting & Human Resource Management degree before pursuing a career in accountancy

Anne Morrison, Assistant Head of Department: Business & Finance at Northern Regional College said: “The lecturing team here in Coleraine is delighted to see these students succeed in their studies and we are proud to have played a role in helping them to achieve their goals.  On behalf of everyone in the College I congratulate them on their success and wish them all the very best in pursuing their future careers.”


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