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25 April 2016

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Jero wins 'Outstanding Contribution to College Life' CIFE award

The annual CIFE awards recently took place at the House of Lords. Every year, CIFE, the Council for Independent Education, holds an awards ceremony to recognise outstanding students from member colleges. The awards were presented by historian, author and politician, Lord Lexden OBE who became CIFE president in 2013.

To win an award, students must not only demonstrate exceptional academic ability, but must also be actively involved in college life. This year, the college nominated Jero Zhang who we are delighted to announce took away the award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to College Life’.

Jero joined us from China last September in our Pre A-level cohort. He settled in immediately, and despite initially having limited English, he began to assert himself in a very positive way amongst his peers and staff. The below quotation from his house supervisor says it all - and is testament to a student who has fully embraced college life:

It is a pleasure to have Jero around the boarding house. He has a bubbly, bright infectious personality which allows him to mix in all social circles. His enthusiasm to get involved in just about every activity going is commendable and shows his ambition to soak up all that college life has to offer and better himself as a person.  He can also knock out a tune on his guitar on request to cheer up a house parent!

A huge well done to Jero and we wish him the best of luck with his upcoming exams.

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