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HE Student wins Diversity Poster Competition

An adult returner and former Access to HE Science student is this year’s winner of the College’s Diversity poster competition, which was open to students as part of the annual induction programme.

Sabrina Lee, who is in her final year of study for a HND in Applied Chemistry at Clarence Street, took first prize in the competition which she entered as a welcome distraction from the workload demands of her full time higher education course.

Entries were received from students from across the college and included a range of posters, photographs, paintings, drawings, poems and short stories. The competition brief was to think about diversity within the college community and how it could be represented in a creative format.

Sabrina said: “I enjoy being creative and saw the competition as a way of getting the message out that it’s important to treat all people as equals. I enjoy being part of a diverse college community and the opportunities it brings to meet people from all walks of life.  It also opens up the possibility of interesting conversations with people who have varying interests and experiences; which I feel has enhanced my social development.”

The College’s Equality and Diversity manager, Kathy Lewis, said: “We are proud that Equality and Diversity is at the heart of everything we do and that the College has a reputation for being a place where students and staff are given every opportunity to reach their potential in a safe, inclusive environment.  The standard of entries was excellent but Sabrina’s stood out as a true reflection of the diverse characteristics that make up our College community.”

After completing her course next summer, Sabrina plans to take a top-up to BSc in chemistry or forensic science and pursue a career in America working in a forensic laboratory.

The poster will be displayed around college to promote Equality and Diversity and will also feature on the front cover of the Diversity calendar when it is launched in September 2015.

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