Award winners

Our award winners highlight the vast array of people who gain so much from learning as adults.

Their stories truly inspire all of us

They help us recognise that learning is transformational, exciting, rewarding and possible at any age, for any reason and can be for all of us.

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Rosie Wainwright 3

2021

Outstanding Individual Learner Award

Rosie has shown great tenacity after a tumultuous start in life. After growing up in care and struggling through school, it has been through learning about how to help others, that Rosie has learnt how to help herself.

Rosie Wainwright

Outstanding Individual Learner Award

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Brandon Layton 2020 Outstanding Individual Learner Award Winner

2020

Outstanding Individual Learner Award

Brandon was diagnosed with Autism and although he attended a specialist school, as a teenager he found his educational choices and potential were limited. Studying at Derwentside College has transformed Brandon’s life and his academic and career prospects.

Brandon Layton

Outstanding Individual Learner Award

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Diana Omokore 3

2019

Outstanding Individual Learner Award

Living in care, Diana experienced a difficult start in life, and has had to overcome significant barriers on her learning journey into higher education. However she is now studying a BSc (Hons) medical science at De Montfort University with the ambition to become a doctor.

Diana Omokore

Outstanding Individual Learner Award

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