Before I came to college I was a full-time mum to my four children. I left school with few qualifications and genuinely believed that my future would be staying at home.
When my kids started school and nursery I decided to do something for myself. I have always been passionate about sport and enjoy working with children and young adults. I wanted to make a positive impact on the lives of others.
My college experience was life-changing and extremely memorable. A highlight was volunteering at the Ayrshire Sportsability event where I helped support children with disabilities.
I have learned new skills, built on existing ones and achieved things I never thought possible. I have always been a “people person” but now have the confidence to communicate in different situations. I took part in a work placement at a local school and worked alongside PE Teachers. This gave me a real insight into their roles.
The College is fun and friendly. Staff helped me every step of the way and I made many new friends. It is overwhelming to have won Student of the Year. I feel extremely proud.
Now as Student President I aim to be an effective source of guidance and support for students. After completing my role here I will progress to university to complete an Honours Degree in Sport Studies with a view to becoming a teacher or sports lecturer.
Angela’s lecturer said “Angela is inspirational and exceptional. She demonstrated a tireless determination to overcome barriers to achieve qualifications. She has had a positive impact on her fellow students and helped to create a supportive learning environment through her roles within the Student Association.
Angela is an outstanding role model. She was nominated by East Ayrshire Active Schools as Volunteer of the Year for her community work in a local primary school. She excelled in her academic studies and is a seven star performer!”