College sets up scholarship appeal in memory of dedicated lecturer

26 May 2020 | College News

City College Plymouth has launched an online appeal to fund a new scholarship that honours the memory of a lecturer who died unexpectedly last month. 

Maths lecturer, Jayne Collins (nee Hiscocks), was committed to the progress of her students, and her bubbly character and talent for teaching made this difficult subject both attainable and fun for all who were taught by her.

Lance Chatfield, Academy Manager for Higher Technology Skills, has set up a GoFundMe page to fund a new scholarship that will help disadvantaged pupils access higher education. 

Mr Chatfield said: “Jayne was a very talented lecturer and helped thousands of students during her time at City College. Not only did she help students gain engineering-related maths qualifications at level 2 and 3, she also taught on a number of the university-level engineering courses that we offer. However, she didn’t just help them with their studies, she also provided a great deal of pastoral support to our students, and her caring nature made her a popular member of the College community. 

“We are absolutely devastated by this loss and our thoughts are with her family: we hope they can find some comfort in the knowledge that Jayne will always be remembered at the College, and that her dedication to her students can continue through this scholarship.”

The new scholarship will support one student per year through an engineering university-level Higher National Certificate (HNC) of their choice at a cost of approximately £5,450.  

Those wishing to donate to the appeal can do so using this link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/scholarship-fund-in-honour-of-jayne-collins?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1

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