Huddersfield New College recently celebrated the record-breaking results of the Class of 2019 at a prestigious award ceremony at Huddersfield Town Hall. 

The Class of 2019 broke all results records, achieving a 100% pass rate at A Level and BTEC and a 68% high grade rate (A*-B or equivalent). The night recognised their successes, and saw the presentation of individual subject based awards for Achievement and Progress and a range of special awards. 

After an opening address from Principal Angela Williams OBE, guests enjoyed a keynote speech from rugby legend Eorl Crabtree before the celebrations commenced. 

This year a very special Lifetime Achievement Award was also presented to Physics teacher Mike Crossland for a truly exceptional 50 years of service to HNC. 

After the presentation of exams certificates and Achievement and Progress awards, overall prizes were presented as followed:

·       The Huddersfield New College Award for Contribution to the Wider Community: the Sports Ambassador team

·       The University of Huddersfield’s Award for Most Inspiring Student: Jael Lutandila 

·       The Sheffield Hallam University’s Award for Highest Academic Achievement: Hollie Haughin and Zara Williams (joint winners) 

·       The Huddersfield New College Award for Contribution to the College Community: Blade Tilford-Whitehouse

·       The Huddersfield New College Lifetime Achievement Award: Mike Crossland 

Angela Williams OBE, Principal, comments: “This was a real evening of celebration for our Class of 2019 who excelled in their studies and progressed to some unique and exciting destinations. I am exceptionally proud of their achievements, and it was wonderful to have so many of them join us on the evening along with their guests to celebrate their successes in the beautiful surroundings of the Town Hall. This year we had an extra special celebration with the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Mike Crossland for 50 years service to HNC. This level of service to teaching is rare, and to the same institution must be even rarer , and our guests gave Mike a magical and well deserved standing ovation! Once again, I would like to congratulate our Class of 2019.”

 A photo gallery from the evening can be found below. 

Celebration Evening 2019