Supporting CAVC student success

19 October 2016

Local companies and universities sign up to celebrate CAVC student success

A range of local companies and universities are helping Cardiff and Vale College celebrate the success of its students at a lavish awards ceremony in the heart of Cardiff this week.

The College’s Annual Awards Evening will take place on Thursday, 20th October from 6.30pm. Capital FM South Wales, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff University, Circle IT and the University of South Wales have all agreed to sponsor the ceremony – helping ensure that it will be glittering.

The achievements of more than 20 students during the 2015-16 academic year will be recognised, as will the contributions made by several of the College’s partner organisations.

CAVC’s Annual Awards will also celebrate the first academic year of its landmark £45m City Centre Campus in the heart of Cardiff on Dumballs Road. The eye-catching venue opened its doors to students in September 2015.

Dean Jones, Commercial Director of Capital South Wales, said: “It’s a privilege to be part of the awards again this year. It’s great to see so many students being able to achieve their goals in first class facilities across South East Wales.”

Cardiff Met Director of Student Recruitment and Marketing Louise Griffin said: “Cardiff Metropolitan University works in partnership with Cardiff and Vale College to provide a diverse range of high-quality, career-focused courses – it is therefore fitting that we support such an important event in the College’s calendar.

“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the successful students and wish them all the very best for their future educational endeavours.”

Cardiff University Head of Marketing and Student Recruitment David Roylance said: “Cardiff University is committed to recruiting the brightest students from all levels of society. Through our widening participation activities we are helping to break down the traditional barriers to a university education, and dispel the myth that access to a Russell Group university, such as Cardiff, is the preserve of a privileged elite.

“We work with more than 200 schools and colleges in disadvantaged areas across Wales to raise aspirations and broaden awareness of higher education by providing advice, guidance and support throughout their time at the University, with access to tailor-made activities and events.

“Celebrating success is something Cardiff University strongly believes in – we are therefore delighted to support the success of Cardiff and Vale College students and staff.”

Dan Fearnley, Chief Operating Officer at Circle IT said: “As a key partner of Cardiff and Vale College we are committed to demonstrating our relationship goes beyond being just an IT vendor. We see the awards as a showcase for the excellence in teaching and learning taking place within the College and we take some pride in knowing that we may have played a small part along the way.”

University of South Wales Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Helen Langton said: “The University of South Wales is delighted to be one of the sponsors of the CAVC Annual Awards. As part of our strategic alliance with five Further Education institutions in South Wales, we work hard to support access to further and higher education and to inspire students to greater success.

“We salute the winners and look forward to hearing more about their hard work and the commitment they have shown to receive their honours.”