Mitye wins CIPD Student of the Year Award!


14 June 2021

Mitye Stanley, a Burton and South Derbyshire College (BSDC) student who has a passion for Human Resources (HR) has won the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) Student of the Year accolade. 

Each year Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire CIPD celebrate the amazing contributions and achievements of students studying Human Resources Degrees in the Derbyshire/ Nottinghamshire area by selecting Students of the Year from local educational providers.

She was nominated by teaching teams and benchmarked against a number of criteria, including commitment to the course, the quality of their work, how they have progressed during the course and their engagement with their learning. The prize has been sponsored by the CIPD and was presented virtually during the CIPD’s Midlands branch meeting. 

Mitye’s tutor at BSDC, Clare Wright said: “Congratulations to Mitye on winning the CIPD Student of the Year Award. She has won the prize for showing determination, high levels of engagement in her learning and a will to succeed whilst studying the professional qualification, especially with the extra pressures of studying during the Covid-19 pandemic.”   

Mitye, commented:  I am so proud of myself to have won ‘student of the year’. I have had a passion for HR since I was 18 years old. Although I have had to face many challenges along the way, this reward has definitely made it worth it. 

“This course will help me make better decisions in the workplace and it will guide me onto taking the right HR path for the near future. I now plan to further my knowledge in Employment Law to help me secure a position in HR consultancy/a Trade Union Representative. I believe the skills I have developed through this course will help me improve personally and professionally.

“Ultimately, I’d like to move into a managerial role in HR, for instance, a Business Partner. I’m aware I will need more experience and I will need to complete level 7 to make this happen. Therefore, I will be applying for my level 7 very soon!”

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