Fifteen students from CONEL (the College of North East London) were each awarded a personal computer to acknowledge their achievements during the academic year.

This is the first time students have been given computers as a reward - but the College intend to make it an annual occurrence.

Students were selected for their exceptional academic achievement, punctuality and good attendance, positive attitude and motivation towards reaching goals. Some were chosen for their significant improvement over the year or because they contributed greatly to college life.

Howard Jeffrey, Head of Curriculum and Learner Enrichment commented: "Careful consideration went into choosing who should receive a prize. Teachers from each department were asked to nominate students and a panel of judges selected the final fifteen."

Roxanne Woolcock was only fifteen when she began the Passport to Business course; she received a computer to acknowledge her progress throughout the year. Roxanne will return to CONEL in September to study for AAT exams (Accountancy).

Many of the courses offered by CONEL are vocational and train young people for the workplace, however some students are preparing themselves to go on to university. Macnich Christian has just completed his first year of studies for A'levels in physics, chemistry and biology.

"I chose CONEL because it has great facilities. The science labs are well equipped, we use laptop computers in class, the teaching standard is good and the whole college is friendly and welcoming," he commented. Macnich, (who arrived in London from west India ten months ago) will be continuing with his studies at CONEL in September. Eventually he plans to go into medicine.

Joke Odusanya, another student to receive the award, has just finished the BTEC National Business course and is off to Westminster University in October to study Accountancy and Business Management.

All the computers came from the College?s decommissioned stock.

About The College of North East London (CONEL)
CONEL has around 12,000 full-time and part-time students and approximately 1,000 staff on several sites including the Tottenham Centre, Tottenham Green Centre, Heron House and the Middlesex University Campus in Enfield.
CONEL offer cutting edge facilities and inspirational study environments including excellent Information Communication Technology (ICT),