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Student wins national award

Uxbridge College student Sabyha Khan is celebrating after winning a national award for student of the year.

The 18-year-old was announced the winner of the Association of Colleges Student of the Year Awards, which recognises exceptional students from colleges across the UK.

The awards, given to students for their remarkable personal achievements, were presented at AoC’s Annual Conference in Birmingham. Winners must have made a significant contribution to college life or their local community, and have inspired others.

Sabyha, of Myddleton Road, Uxbridge said: “I’m quite shocked at the moment – it’s a real honour and a huge award to win. I’m surprised. I am just getting started at university and into my course. It’s hard work.”

Sabyha led Uxbridge college’s public speaking team to victory in the local and regional heats of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition. She also spent time tutoring other students during her voluntary role in the college’s maths clinic, and organised a winning campaign for a candidate in the student council elections.

Sabyha worked hard to gain two A* and two A grades at A-level at college, which earnt her a place at Cambridge University, where she now studies medicine.

Uxbridge College principal Laraine Smith said: “We know how tough the competition was at these national awards – but of course all of us at Uxbridge College agree that the judges made the right choice!

“Sabyha is among our students past and present who have both achieved in their own right, and made a significant impact on the lives of others. We are all incredibly proud of her and delighted to see her recognized nationally for her exceptional achievements.”

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