College student shortlisted in national photography competition

College student shortlisted in national photography competition

Emma’s shortlisted photograph

Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) student, Emma Brooksbank, 17, has been shortlisted in The FE Week and Me photography competition.

The competition, organised by FE Week in partnership with NCFE was open to all further education students nationwide and the brief required students to submit a photograph which depicted learning environments in colleges and other further education providers.

Emma’s photograph has been shortlisted along with nine other students from different further education providers out of over 700 entries.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Photography student, Emma Brooksbank, said: “I am very pleased that my photograph has been shortlisted from more than 700 other entries. This means a lot to me because it is a further step towards my photography career, which is one of my life goals.”

The shortlisted photograph, titled ‘Drowning in Paperwork’ captures the busy time of the year when college students are completing their coursework to meet deadlines and revising for exams.

The competition ends on Wednesday 16 March, 6pm and voting is open until then. To vote for Emma’s photograph to win, visit

The winning photographer will receive the title of ‘FE Week and Me Photography Competition Winner 2016’, a Nikon D5200 Camera Kit and a work shadowing placement with a professional photographer.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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