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Chichester College student is a cut above the rest

Written by Eleanor on 24th June 2019

A Chichester College apprentice was crowned Student of the Year, after impressing judges at the Lee Stafford Education national student competition.


First year apprentice Tayla Rigby took the top student prize at the event, which saw 13 Lee Stafford Education partner colleges go head-to-head in London.

Tayla impressed judges with her ability and natural talent, winning first place in the Cut & Style category before being named the overall Lee Stafford Student of the Year.

It is the third time that a Chichester College student has won the Student of the Year accolade, following wins by Nina Blisset (in 2018) and Lauren Chater (2017).

Julia Williams, head of learning for service industries (including hair and beauty) said: “This is a fantastic accomplishment for our students and staff, and demonstrates the high standards we are seeing here at the college.

“For one of our own to win ‘Student of the Year’ for the past three years is phenomenal.

“It recognises the hard work and dedication shown by our students and our staff, who support and teach our hair students to ensure they are the very best they can be.

“We are all very proud of their achievements.”

Lee Stafford added: “The standard of competition was exceptional this year. For Tayla to be recognised as Student of the Year really underlines the quality of her work.”