Enterprising Student Celebrated at College Awards

18 July 2017 | College News, Media, Games & Computing, Student Life

Jack Trestrail,from Plympton, was awarded both the Media and Digital Student of the Year and the special Enterprise Award, sponsored by the University of Plymouth, at City College’s annual awards ceremony. The event rewards students who are actively participating in their course, the College or the local community.

Mark Trewin, Director of Creative, Cultural and Digital Industries at the College, said: “I was delighted to be able to acknowledge Jack’s entrepreneurial spirit with a Student of the Year Award. Jack manages to run his own YouTube channel directing, narrating, screenwriting and editing his videos, whilst continuing to achieve top grades. His business has been extremely successful and we couldn’t be prouder of his accomplishments. He is a confident young man who knows the industry and he has already made a name for himself in the games community. Jack is very deserving of this award.”

Jack received the Enterprise Award in recognition of his enthusiasm and hardworking attitude both in and outside of the classroom. His channel where he creates videos by editing clips of games and creating narratives has a large following receiving almost eight million views and 50,000 subscribers. Jack is currently working towards expanding his business and has met with accountants and business advisers to discuss his plans.

The Enterprise Award was sponsored by the University of Plymouth and presented by Julie Swain, who said: “When selecting a winner for the Enterprise Award, the University wanted to recognise a young person who had taken advantage of all the opportunities available to them. Jack has used his initiative to set up a thriving business even before completing his studies. He is well prepared for the world of work and is a very deserving recipient of this award. I’m sure Jack will go far.”

Jack said: “I am so happy to have won the Enterprise Award – I had no idea I would be receiving this on top of my Student of the Year Award – it was a great surprise! I love running my YouTube channel, it doesn’t really feel like work but I am so happy to have all my efforts acknowledged.”

In total, 15 awards were presented to students by the College’s Curriculum Directors. Six special awards – sponsored by local organisations – were presented for: Community (The Herald); Employability (Plymouth Citybus); Enterprise (the University of Plymouth); Equality and Diversity (Livewell SouthWest); Opportunity (Plymouth Marjon University); and Student Voice (Radio Plymouth).

For those interested in a career in media, or any of the full or part-time provision available, the College is holding a Course Information Drop-in event on Wednesday 19 July, between 4.30pm and 6.30pm at Kings Road. Alternatively, visit www.cityplym.ac.uk/events or call 01752 305300 for more information.


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