STUDENTS at Barnsley College have proven their commitment to learning after being nominated in the Student of the Year awards.

Three students from the college have been shortlisted in the awards – which are organised by the Association of Colleges.

Alisha Shepherd, who studies level three business, has been shortlisted in the Apprentice of the Year category for her commitment to her studies whilst providing support to the college's teaching department during the pandemic.

Evar Jawhar completed his foundation learning studies last year and has been shortlisted for the Young Student of the Year Category.

Evar came to the country as a refugee and also volunteers in a community group where he helps to translate for Kurdish refugees.

Also former BA (hons) fine art practice student, Elizabeth Ashton has been shortlisted in the Higher Education Student of the Year award for her work completing her degree whilst working as a nurse.

Yiannis Koursis, principal and chief executive at Barnsley College, said: “Students across the country are committed to working hard to achieve success and we are committed to the transformational impact that further education can have on the individual.

“Alisha, Evar and Elizabeth are a true inspiration to us all and we are very proud of them and what they have achieved throughout their time with us.

“These are prestigious national awards and to be shortlisted is a great achievement.”

The winners will be announced in spring 2022.