A HIGHLY successful BBC composer, and ex student, was the special guest as Worcester College of Technology celebrated its annual further education awards evening.

Paul Farrer, who has composed music for The Royal Variety Show, and television shows such as The Weakest Link over a 25 year career, talked to the students about his time at the college and his career before awards were handed out to the pupils.

Awards ranged from GCSE Student of the Year and Engineering Student With The Best Overall Performance, while Worcester's Amy Hunt won the Student of the year Award.

Miss Hunt, 18, who completed an extended diploma in IT achieving a tripe distinction grade, said: "I was really shocked and surprised that I won Student of the Year.

"I’m really happy and proud of myself at what I’ve achieved at the college, lecturers have been supportive and I would like to thank them all so much for voting for me.”

Stuart Laverick, principal of Worcester College of Technology, said: "It’s always encouraging to see so many of our students being celebrated for their achievements, which is what tonight, is all about.

"Well done to everyone and to those who’ve supported our students in some way; their teachers, family, friends and partners.

"This evening is a celebration for our students and for their next chapters in their lives.”

The awards went ahead on Thursday, July 3 at The Guildhall.