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College students shine at Maidstone Hub awards

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Lisha Maxwell (left) and Anna Smy were Outstanding Students

Four construction management professionals have been awarded 2023 Maidstone Hub’s Outstanding Student awards.

Two of the recipients were attending colleges in Bexley, one in Bromley and one MidKent College.

Anna Smy, who is studying for an HNC in Building Surveying at London South East Colleges, Bexley, was nominated for her ability to balance a full-time job with part-time study. Her college said: “She brings enthusiasm and contributes well in class and is able to reconcile subject matter from the classroom to her day-to-day role in industry.”

Danny Miller, who is studying for an HND in Building Surveying at London South East Colleges, Bexley, was nominated for his self-motivation and ability to balance full-time study with work and family life, including young children. “He is singular-minded in the pursuit of his goals and brings a degree of order to group activities, demonstrating a natural ability to take on a leadership role,” his tutors said.

The third winning student, Lisha Maxwell, was a mature student at London South East Colleges, Bromley, studying for a Built Environment BTEC HNC. Despite some health difficulties and having her baby boy during her course, she achieved consistently high grades and never missed a week of lessons. She is now working with Kent Council as a surveyor.

MidKent College student Ben Ward progressed from the Level 3 programme into employment and onto the HNC. His college tutors commented on his ability to “adapt quickly to changes in the working environment” and the challenges that the course expects.

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