Patron's Award Winners

Patron's Award - National Winner

Michael Shakil

Michael grew up in care and was struggling to find his place in the world, but coming to university has unlocked his confidence.

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Patron's Award - National Winner

Emily Hicks

“I am determined to make a difference. I want to continue learning, widen my skills and knowledge about the huge scale of problems faced by social care. I want to improve people’s lives and help other young carers.”

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Patron's Award - National Winner

Stephen Bush

Stephen took early retirement from his long career in social services to become a carer with his mother who had Alzheimer’s disease. He is now a passionate advocate of adult learning, believing it can play an instrumental role in staving off dementia.

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Patron's Award - National Winner

Terrie Cornwell-Dunnett

When she saw the University of Suffolk advertising a Degree in Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies Terrie knew that this was her chance to pursue something she felt passionately about.

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Patron's Award - National Winner

Adele Tilley

"I never could have fathomed how overcoming the fear of learning something new would have changed my life… If I can do it, many others can too…"

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