Outstanding Individual Learner Award Winners
This award celebrates remarkable individuals who, through learning, have transformed their own lives and the lives of their families, friends, their communities, and the places they work.
Living in care, Diana experienced a difficult start in life, and has had to overcome significant barriers on her learning journey into higher education.
Oriana joined the Working Men’s College through a referral from Kings Cross Hospital trauma clinic, and her return to education gave her the confidence to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.
A full-time carer for her grandfather, having already cared for her terminally ill grandmother in her teens, Danielle put her education to one side. However, still in her 20s she defied her critics and achieved a Degree from the Open University.
Juljan became addicted to alcohol and drugs as a young adult, but after returning to education he is now a successful manager, passing on his skills to others.
“I have never believed in myself before. The change in me has been massive and my confidence has grown. I now feel that I can begin to look forward to a brighter future.”