Posted: Tue 22nd Oct 2013

Ex Coleg Cambria Deeside student, Ricki Hewitt awarded Helena Kennedy Bursary

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Oct 22nd, 2013

Ex Coleg Cambria Deeside student, Ricki Hewitt, has been awarded a Helena Kennedy Bursary and Mentorship based on his work for Coleg Cambria’s Student Union, Student Voice, whilst at college.

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The Helena Kennedy Foundation exists to overcome social injustice by providing financial bursaries, mentoring and support to disadvantaged students from the further and adult education sectors, enabling them to complete their studies in higher education and move on successfully into employment.

The Foundation does this by taking social action to increase the number and enhance the value of bursaries awarded each year.

It encourages social mobility by increasing the range and types of student support available, particularly for talented students from non-traditional backgrounds.

Ricki was nominated by Coleg Cambria Learner Involvement Coordinator, Angie Penny, following his hard work with Student Voice.

This bursary will now aid Ricki through his time at university.

Ann Limb, Chair and Founder of the Foundation said:

“This year, as in previous years, Trustees were overwhelmed with applications for the bursaries available and it was exceedingly difficult to make choices. Trustees recognised Ricki’s difficult circumstances and were moved and inspired by the commitment and dedication he has shown in continuing his education. Trustees also appreciate the tremendous support the college has given to Ricki.”

Coleg Cambria Learner Involvement Coordinator, Angie Penny said:

“I believe the Foundation will be a great support for Ricki in helping him achieve his goals; I think he has the potential  become a leading politician in the future.

“The work Ricki carried out at the Deeside site last year as a Campus Rep gave him invaluable experience, this coupled with the Helena Kennedy Bursary will give him the platform he needs to succeed in his ambitions.”

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