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Awards for top students

Budding young chef Daniel Treadwell has been named Student of the Year as well as landing a job with Raymond Blanc.

Daniel was given the title by Milton Keynes College at a glittering award ceremony.

A total of 18 students were honoured at the ceremony in front of a host of Her Majesty’s representatives, the Mayor, MPs, local dignitaries, sponsors, tutors, friends and family.

After studying at the college, Daniel managed to get a job at Oxford’s two-star Michelin restaurant Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons alongside Raymond Blanc.

Other students awarded at the ceremony included Peter Rattcliff, who is in his final year at the college studying a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts.

Laila Khandoker was commended for doing so well with her A-level studies despite being a carer for her father. She also took part in more activities during Citizen Week than any other student.

Max Bortoli was praised for doing well in his BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT and for being class representative, a member of the student council and a student governor.

Emily Jeffs was honoured for her badminton achievements. She is ranked one of the top 50 juniors in the sport in Europe, one of the top 100 juniors in the world for singles and one of the top 40 for mixed doubles.

Dr Julie Mills, CEO and college principal, said at the ceremony: “We are sitting amongst the 18 most amazing students.

“Each of the award winners has been nominated by their tutors and peers, as the ‘stand out’ student of the year, and when you remember that we have over 20,000 students, it is an inspiring achievement.”


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