The award-winning Exeter College has won three coveted awards at the Exeter Living Awards – in a celebration of excellence on its home turf.
The college was named as the winner of the best Education provider accolade in the prestigious and tightly contested Awards. The awards judges commented “The passion from the tutors and focus on the students is fantastic. There’s a big buzz around Exeter College and it’s deservedly had national recognition.”
As well as winning the Education award for academic excellence, the college won accolade for the best Business Services provider for its Think Apprenticeships service, of which the judges said:
“The contribution and impact that Exeter College Think Apprenticeships has had on local Exeter businesses stands out from the rest. It is a fantastic organisation and we are so lucky to have it in Exeter.”
Finally Exeter College took home the prestigious Platinum award awarded by the judges for the best individual category winners out of more than 300 award entries.
Winning the trio of awards in front of an audience of leading figures in the city’s business and community life comes during an exceptional period for the college. The college has been recognised as the best college in the country by FE Week, named as a Top 100 Employer by The Sunday Times, has celebrated its best ever A Level results, and was named as the City and Guilds Centre of the Year.
John Laramy, Exeter College Principal and Chief Executive, said:
“We are delighted to have won not one, not two, but three awards at this year’s Exeter Living Awards. As an Ofsted Outstanding, award-winning college there is nothing quite as rewarding to be recognised on your home turf in front of your peers.
“It was very rewarding for us to be able to celebrate the continued success of the college, the city and the many people who make it such a special place.”
The Exeter Living Awards, held at The Great Hall on April 6 2017, are a celebration of the very best of Exeter. More than 400 finalists and award-winners attended the glittering awards event.
Exeter College recently announced plans to continue its upward trajectory from being an Ofsted Outstanding to an ‘exceptional’ college. Under the plans, the college is looking to invest £70 million over the next 20 years.