Salford City College Hosts Annual Dick Camplin Awards
11 July 2012
Salford City College’s Pendleton Sixth Form Centre recently hosted the 4th annual Dick Camplin Awards in partnership with The Dick Camplin Foundation.
Salford City College have worked closely with The Dick Camplin Foundation, over the past three years developing the awards which saw twelve current students out of 49 applications from Salford City College each awarded £1000.00 to be used to further their education. In the past, most students have chosen to utilise the money to purchase equipment or a laptop; or with the general start up costs of moving into student accommodation.
Salford is classed as one of the most socially deprived areas of the country and over half of Salford City College’s 16-18 year old students qualified for the Salford City College Maintenance Allowance primarily to pay for the cost of travelling to college and for essential books and resources essential to their studies. Support from The Dick Camplin Trust allows the college to offer students who are academically talented, but who may not be able to fulfil their ambition due to the rising costs of studying at degree level, the opportunity to reach their goals and meet their full academic potential.
The awards were presented by Salford City Mayor, Ian Stewart, who described the winning students as “an inspiration to the City”, announced at the event that he is to become a patron of the Dick Camplin Awards.
Alongside providing each of the awards winners with a considerable amount of money, The Dick Camplin Foundation provides ongoing support to scholars such as careers advice and work experience opportunities.
Gabrielle Lagan, Vice Principal of Salford City College, said “I would like to congratulate each and every one of the awards winners; they each completed a superb application for one of the twelve final places. I hope the prize money and ongoing support will be of great benefit as they move towards the next stages in their education.”