2023 FVSA Student Award winners announced

2023 FVSA Student Award winners announced
Student of the Year Cat Kerr and Claire Green

Ten award winners were announced on Thursday 18 May as Forth Valley Student Association (FVSA) celebrated achievements and success across the College.

The award ceremony was held at the Forth Valley College Falkirk Campus from 6-8pm, where a buffet was served to the attending guests. FVSA’s Student Vice President, Claire Green, took centre stage to present the awards. They were also joined by special guests: FVC Principal Kenny MacInnes and new student President and Vice President Steve Kemlo and Kirsten Kennedy and former Principal Professor Ken Thomson.

The winners in the nine categories were as follows:

Student of the Year

Cat Kerr, HND Visual Communication

Student Enterprise

Charity Fundraisers, Lifestart Stirling

Executive Member of the Year

Kirsten Kennedy, HND Business

Club/Society of the Year

Dungeons & Dragons Society

Collaboration Award 

Christmas Video Project, Lifestart Alloa and Intro to Sign Language Falkirk

Equality & Diversity Champion

Ethan Aldrich, NC Creative Industries: Graphic Design

Class Rep of the Year

Martyna Koziura, NC ESOL for Employability

Team of the Year

Kirsteen Wright and Hannah Keba, Lecturers

Academic Staff of the Year

Susan Gardner, Lecturer

Corporate Staff of the Year

Wendy Gentles, Salon Technician

All of the winners were presented with an engraved glass award, a certificate and a voucher. The runners up in each category were also presented with a certificate.

Student of the Year Cat Kerr and HND Graphic Design student who has been heavily involved in the Creative Industries’ Design Collective initiative, said: “I'm absolutely delighted to have won Student of the Year. It has been a fantastic night seeing some of the amazing work the students and staff of Forth Valley College have done over the past year, so it was a real surprise to win against such brilliant stories and I feel very humbled. I've really loved my time at college, particularly being with my super-talented classmates and the best lecturers I could ask for.”

It wasn’t just a night to celebrate award winners, a number of FVC students volunteered to help out at the event which gave them valued experience and opportunities. Sound Production student Liam Hardie (20), kicked off the evening by performing two Johnny Cash songs and classmates Samantha Jarrett (19) and Emma Wilson (19) set up and managed the audio for the event.

Andrew Kinnell, Student Engagement Coordinator, said: “On behalf of the entire Student Association team, I want to say congratulations to all the winners and nominees - you make Forth Valley College a great place to study and work.  

“I would like to thank all the staff who contributed to the event and to all the parents, carers, friends and family who came along to celebrate the amazing achievements of Forth Valley College students and staff. Furthermore, I would like to thank the outgoing Vice-President, Claire Green, who did a great job co-hosting the evening. Claire has been with FVSA for the last two years and has worked tirelessly to improve the Student experience at the college during this time. We all wish Claire the very best for the future.”

Club or Society winners and runner-up with Andrew Kinnell.JPG
Club and Society Winner - Dungeons and Dragons Club.JPG
Collaboration Award Runners-up.JPG
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Collaboration Winners 2.JPG
Equality and Diversity Group.JPG
Ethan Aldrich and Rob McDermott Equality & Diversity Champion .JPG
Kirsten Kennedy Executive Member of the Year.JPG
Kirsten Kennedy with Wendy Gentles Corporate Staff of the Year.JPG
Liam Welsh - Honorary Fire Warden - with Linda Campbell.JPG
Martyna Koziura and Claire Green Class Rep of the Year.JPG
Student Enterprise runners-up.JPG
Student of the Year Cat Kerr and Claire Green.JPG
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Student of the Year winner and runners-up.JPG
Team of the Year runners-up.JPG
Wendy, Kirsten and Linda Corporate Winner and Runner-up.JPG