Web students hits the gold standard

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AN ABRONHILL software development student has been presented with an award at a national event.

Aimee Huggins (18) has won a gold medal at Worldskills UK 2012, a competition which recognises talent and expertise in apprenticeships, skills and further education.

The City of Glasgow College student attended the final in Birmingham recently with six other students.

This year’s event attracted 500 people from across the UK and they competed in over 50 skills categories.

First year HND Software Development student Aimee won a gold medal for her brilliant performance in the Microsoft Applications Specialist competition being crowned ‘Best in her Skill’.

She said: “During the competition, we were given four scenarios over the two days; one each for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. I originally wanted to do the competition because I thought it would be fun and help my course.

“I wasn’t really expecting gold, as I found few of the tasks a bit hard. Then my name was called and at first it was pronounced incorrectly but then it dawned on me, I had won! I am really proud to have been able to do this well in the competition and would like to thank all my lecturers at City of Glasgow College for all their help and support.”