On Wednesday 8 June, Ealing Green College media staff and principal attended the Association of College’s (AOC) Awards 2016 at the House of Commons. Ealing, Hammersmith & West London’s College recently nominated former student Jamal Edwards for a Gold Award and current student Deen Goss for a Future Star Award.
Former student Jamal Edwards, digital entrepreneur and founder of youth and music-focused media platform SB.TV, won the Associations of College’s Gold Award 2016 for Further Education Alumni.
Jamal studied BTEC Media at Ealing Green College between 2006-2009. He launched his own YouTube Channel called SB.TV when he was 15, and is now a huge media figure within the industry, and one of the youngest people to receive an MBE.
Here’s what Jamal had to say about winning the award:
“I’ve won so many awards but haven’t received anything like this before. It was humbling to be nominated by the college. I get so many emails from students saying they’ve gone on to study the course that I did. It’s so rewarding and satisfying.”
Jamal Edwards on the Houses of Parliament roof terrace holding his AOC Gold Award
Alongside Jamal, other Gold Award winners included; Star Wars actor John Boyega, writer Malorie Blackman and TV presenter and radio DJ Reggie Yates.
As well as the Gold Award winners, eight current college students were nominated by their colleges for The Future Star Award. The winner for Ealing, Hammersmith & West London’s College was Deen Goss, 16, who is currently studying Level 3 Creative Media at Ealing Green College.
Jamal Edwards with Deen Goss Future Star award winner
The college received a framed certificate for the AOC Gold Award which will take pride of place at Ealing Green College, a reminder to students that they can achieve the same level of success – with hard work.
A video of Jamal Edwards’ acceptance speech can be found here.
More information on all of the winners can be found on the AOC website.