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One Awards student awarded at Keith Fletcher Memorial Presentation

7th April 2017 Date of publication

Congratulations to former One Awards student Richard Lambeth from Newcastle City Learning who was awarded runner up at the Keith Fletcher Memorial Awards.

Access Validating Agencies (AVAs) across England and Wales joined together to support this event for the fifth year running, in memory of a much-loved colleague, Keith Fletcher, who worked tirelessly promoting Access throughout his career.

The prize-giving was an opportunity to celebrate the achievement of learners and to recognise the amazing journey of Access students.

Richard was awarded runner up in the Outstanding Academic Achievement category at Westminster on 27 March 2017, presented by Nic Dakin MP.

Pictured left: Richard Lambeth with 
Nic Dakin MP

Pictured below: Richard Lambeth, Debbie Griffith from Newcastle City Learning and Jennie Lawson, Head of Quality at One Awards

The Access to HE Team at Newcastle City Learning said Richard demonstrated an exemplary approach to his studies, with a 100% attendance record and an impressive level of commitment to all his courses. He was diligent and conscientious and always willing to try new strategies and approaches to improve. He listened well to feedback, applying it immediately in his work, research and class contributions.

Richard also developed significantly in terms of his confidence and skills in public speaking and presentations. He started the course as a shy learner and worked very hard to overcome this.

He is also commendable for his empathetic support to other learners and his exceptional team work skills. His willingness to help his peers was consistently evident. He made a significant effort to support other learners, showing excellent empathy and sensitivity. One of his class mates commented to their tutor that working with Richard in class had made a big difference to her understanding of the subject and to her own levels of confidence and approach to her studies.

The whole team feel unanimously that Richard has had an exceptional learning journey which is continuing at Newcastle University where he is studying Politics and History.

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