Outstanding Commitment to Study
Students in this category should have shown evidence of some or all the following:
- outstanding commitment to their Access studies, perhaps in the face of difficult and challenging personal circumstances,
- having made an inspirational journey which demonstrates the life transforming power of learning,
- individual achievement beyond standard expectations,
- clear evidence of extra effort above and beyond that which would normally be required of a student.
The statement should be a detailed explanation of how the nominee meets the criteria in 2.2 above. It should give an indication of the types of barriers that the student overcame. It would also be helpful to identify any skills that the student displayed in pursuing his/her studies. Whilst the privacy of the student should be respected, it will help the panel of judges to assess the nomination, if some detail regarding the challenges facing the student and the way in which they met these challenges, is provided. For nominations in this category to be taken forward there must be a Personal Statement from the student themselves included with the nomination.
Submitting the nominations
Nominations must only be submitted by AVAs and will not be accepted directly from providers. Each nomination should be submitted on the correct form (below) and be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the closing date, please use the subject line KF PRIZE NOMINATION for the email.
Please ensure that all supporting documents are in a standard readable format using Word, PDF, JPEG or other standard format which could be opened on PC or Mac.
The closing date for nominations is Thursday 30 November 2023 at 5.00pm.
Judging will take place between 4 December 2023 and 12 January 2024. To find out more about the judging process and rules around nominations, click here.