Awards Add Up For UDC

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Date posted: 4 December 2012

University of Derby Corporate (UDC) Workforce Development Fellows Ann Minton and Carol Steed have secured another award for UDC after picking up the 'Best Workshop Proposal Prize' at the University Vocational Awards Council Conference, which took place in York in November.

Their winning presentation, Meeting The Challenges Of Developing High Impact Apprenticeships In HE, beat off stiff competition from other universities including Middlesex, Teeside and Northumbria.

Commenting on receiving the award, which came with a prize fund of £100, Ann said: "We were delighted to be awarded the prize, keeping up our 100% success rate as Conor Moss won it last year, and our certificate is on proud display in the Enterprise Centre. We were inclined to spend the prize money on a trip to the spa but decided to donate it instead to the Safe@Last charity which Carol recently climbed Kilimanjaro to raise funds for."

Carol added: "Safe@Last is a fantastic charity that works with children and young people throughout South Yorkshire, providing a 24 hour helpline, a missing young people's service, one-to-one outreach and support work. I'm thrilled that we can add the prize money to the funds already raised only a couple of weeks after returning from the climb."

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