A Mansfield beauty therapist is celebrating after receiving a student of the year title following last year’s success at West Nottinghamshire College.
Claire Ward has just enrolled onto the Level 3 Spa Diploma at the college’s Derby Road campus and was surprised this week when tutors presented her with a hamper of professional Dermalogica products, in recognition of her commitment to her coursework last academic year.
The 36-year-old, who returned to studying after having her two children, was delighted to receive a box of skin products which she uses in her work as a therapist.
Claire, from Mansfield, said: “I’m so pleased with my prize and I love this range of products which I work with regularly as a beauty therapist.
“I’m really enjoying college and for me to return to studying at 36 was a big thing. I have two children, so studying alongside being a mum was a huge change. It’s become financially more possible to come to college and it’s something I’ve always wanted to do, so I just went for it and I’ve settled in really well.”
Claire’s tutor last year was Sarah Morley, who said: “Claire has been an inspiration. Last year she was such an outstanding student. Her attendance, high grades and superb promotion of the beauty products was excellent. Her commitment to her studies and passion for learning is continuing this year and it’s these kind of qualities which we like to recognise and reward our students for.”

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