Pride for medal-winning lecturer

May 31, 2017

Thrilled and honoured.

That’s how Chichester College lecturer Holly Hackney feels after awarded a City & Guilds Medal of Excellence.

The award celebrates the successes of learners and tutors across the country. Medal winners not only receive recognition of their achievements, but are also put forward for a People’s Choice award.

Voted for by the public, Holly – who is a lecturer in animal care – will be competing against more than 85 other medal winners to win this coveted prize!

She said: “I was honoured to be nominated for a C&G Medal of Excellence, and I couldn’t believe it when I was told I had won! It’s thrilling.

“Animal welfare has always been a passion of mine.

“I feel lucky to now be settled in a lecturing job at Chichester College, helping to improve the lives of animals through my teaching of ethics and welfare with the added benefit of also helping to shape the future of our students.

“I’m really excited to be in the running for the People’s Choice award.”

Nikki Gilbey, head of learning for animal care, added: “We are so proud of Holly – she has worked extremely hard to get to where she is.

“We would love to see Holly recognised for the extraordinary effort she puts in, particularly as she is the only study programme leader at Brinsbury leading the delivery of a new technical qualification which has been challenging to say the least!”

You can vote for Holly at, and voting closes at midnight on Friday 9 June.