Higher Education Achiever of the Year

This award is open to anyone of any age in full-time or part-time education or professional training (Level 4 or higher). We are looking for academic or vocational excellence in your chosen field. You may be looking to switch careers, kick-start a new one or following a path to academic success. Our winner will have gone above and beyond either academically or has maybe achieved against all odds or has perhaps exceeded expectations in another way. Our winner is likely to have secured their future career in some way.

This category will be judged by a panel of business people and senior executives from the education sector among the Next Generation Somerset partners.


  • Provide a brief summary of your background including who you are and what you’re currently doing, and any other relevant information.
  • Outline your achievement or successes, including academic successes?
  • What makes you different or special?
  • What qualities do you have that assisted you in this position?
  • Supporting statement from a supervisor, lecturer or senior figure.