1st December 2020
Carmel Hackett, a Progress Leader at The City of Liverpool College has been honoured at a national awards event which recognises tutors who are providing an extraordinary service to their students and learning community.
Carmel placed second in the Further Education Tutorial Network (FETN) Outstanding Personal Tutor Awards for the work she does with students at our Vauxhall Road campus and as part of the college’s extensive student support team.
The FETN awards are an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of staff whose primary responsibility is to support individual learners to develop and progress, and recognise innovative tutoring techniques, the quality of practice, the impact an individual tutor makes and the standards to which they work.
For many years the role of the Personal Tutor has been essential to our learners’ progress, development and well-being. In normal circumstances it is a complex and demanding role, but in recent months has been particularly challenging due to the effects of Covid-19 with many tutors required to work remotely.
We spoke to Carmel about her achievement, who told us:
“I am absolutely thrilled to come second at the FETN awards. It is a huge honour to get nominated but to be placed is just unreal!
“It has been a very challenging year for all staff and students with learning having to adapt in many ways to help students achieve and progress. The college has helped by providing IT access and a range of online platforms to help make communication with staff much easier.
“I feel the staff at Vauxhall Road work extremely closely to support learners, not just on their course and their academic journey but for getting them ready to enter the world of work.”
Congratulations to Carmel, and a huge thank you from everyone at The City of Liverpool College for the amazing work you and your colleagues do to support our students.