Nottingham College were proud sponsors of this year’s Black Achievers Awards, topped off by an awards night held in Nottingham to celebrate and recognise the contributions and achievements of our BME communities across Nottingham and the wider region.
Nottingham College sponsored the Learning Skills and Employment category and our TV and Film students were part of the official crew on the awards night, filming and photographing the ceremony and capturing the atmosphere of the event.
Principal and CEO for Nottingham College Janet Smith was there on the night to present the award to the category winner, Edrissa Mouray.
His staggering list of accomplishments over the last 20 years was truly awe-inspiring. An entrepreneur with an unwavering commitment to young people, Edrissa has tackled significant community issues through positivity, education, training and development. The scope and scale of work with particular disenfranchised groups means that his impact and legacy is infinite.
Edrissa’s influence through community networks, organisations and even government departments means that young people can benefit from a whole array of employability services and support. He has inspired so many people to re-engage in education and that is a subject very close to our hearts at Nottingham College.
Edrissa was a very worthy winner of the award but all nominees deserved recognition for their academic achievements and contributions to the learning and skills development of others too.
Councillor Merlita Bryan who is a local Councillor, former the Sheriff of Nottingham and former Lord Mayor of Nottingham first started the awards back in 2011 and this year’s awards were the first to be held since the Covid pandemic began.
The awards this year took place on an enormous scale at the East Midlands Conference Centre and provided a real focal point for the city’s activities marking Black History Month.
It was a real honour and pleasure to be involved and from all here at Nottingham College we’re very much looking forward to supporting again next year!
Well done to our students who were part of the official crew on the night!
Our university level TV and Film students were part of the official crew on the awards night, filming and photographing the ceremony and capturing the atmosphere of the event.