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Student Shortlisted for Leicester Mercury Education Awards


ESOL student Fatima Benbekhti was a finalist for the Student of the Year award at The Leicester Mercury Education Awards.

The Leicester Mercury education Awards are held yearly to celebrate the achievements of people who help uplift the community. This year they were hosted at the King Power Stadium on Thursday 6 December 2018.

They look out for individuals and organisations who have stood out and gone the extra mile. This year one of our students Fatima Benbekhti was shortlisted for ‘Student of the Year’.

Fatima joined the College a year ago after moving to Leicester from France with her children. Her tutor said:

“She has proven to be an outstanding asset to our student community”.

Fatima started her learning journey in entry-level 2 speaking and listening ESOL class in 2017-18. She demonstrated an incredible passion for learning. Her hard work, commitment and positive attitude made her the top student in the group”.

Fatima’s dedication was recognised by her teachers and she was encouraged to move to a higher level class. To her credit, she has risen to the challenge and successfully completed a full level 1 qualification (within two academic terms) and currently is studying ESOL at level 2.

Fatima’s tutor concluded:

“Fatima is a pleasure to teach. She is very enthusiastic and always contributes to class tasks, volunteers to present her work and completes all assignments to the highest standard.

She is a very keen and motivated learner, which has been reflected in her academic achievements and fantastic progress from Entry level 2 to level 2”.

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