The College of West Anglia

Student of the year awards

Each year we hold a cross-campus awards ceremony, sponsored by local and national businesses, celebrating our hardworking and successful students across all of our courses.

Nominated students attend the prestigious event dressed to impress, with loved ones and tutors. A winner is selected from each category and an overall student of the year is announced exclusively on the evening.

2019 Awards

Our 2019 awards took place on 19th June at the Alive Corn Exchange in King’s Lynn. Find out more about all of our nominees and their successful year at college here:

Business, Humanities, Science & Computing

Outstanding performance in Maths or English

Creative Arts

Foundation Studies

Sport, Public and Caring Services





Personal Achievement

Overall Winner

Paige Simonds

CWA student, Paige Simonds, was announced as overall Student of the Year 2019, as well as winning the Personal Achievement category.

At the age of six, Paige went through a life changing experience when she became unwell and sadly lost her sight. Paige has just finished studying for a Teaching Assistant Level 3.

Paige’s lecturer, Sue Davis, who nominated her said:

“Paige has taught her class group, a level three childcare class, and staff members how to read braille, creating brilliant resources to help everyone learn, demonstrating confidence, resourcefulness and maturity beyond her years.

She is now looking towards securing employment in classroom support at the end of her course. The teaching team say it is a real pleasure to have Paige in the classroom and to see her strong determination and growing confidence.”