Student of the Month – March winners announced


The hard work and determination of three East Coast College students has been recognised through the Student of the Month awards.

Emma-Lei Longhurst, Elina Freiberga and Ellie Martin were all nominated by their tutors and have been chosen as the winners for March. They will each receive a £10 Amazon e-gift voucher sent directly to their student email address.

Here’s why they were chosen…

Emma-Lei Longhurst
Studying Forensic Science at Lowestoft Sixth Form College
Nominated by Zoe Ablett who said: “Emma-Lei has been taking on extra hours at work as a carer whilst still attending lessons online and being in loads of contact with all of us individually to make sure that she stays on top of her work. She’s doing forensics and criminology so has quite the workload but has been going above and beyond on the course whilst doing the same in the community and supporting her peers within their group chats too. She had time out of education before coming to us and has to work harder than most for the core science and maths content as it’s been a while since she had done that.”

Elina Freiberga
E2 Foundation learner completing her Certificate in Enterprise at the Lowestoft campus
Nominated by Sarah Guymer who said: “Elina has been working fantastically well from home with the support of her parents. I recently set her the task of considering a menu for the week, writing a shopping list and cooking lunch, and she sent me some lovely photos showing the result of all her hard work. She has thrown herself into every activity with enthusiasm since the college opened online.”

Ellie Martin
Studying a Level 3 Year 1 Diploma in Art and Design at the Great Yarmouth campus
Nominated by Toni Nixon who said: “Ellie has been an absolute star! Since the college closure she has happily offered her support to myself and her peers, she has been in constant contact with tutors via Moodle chat and email and she has even checked that we are doing okay. She has been working hard from home on her final major project and completing all tasks set to a fantastic standard. She has given advice and instructions to her peers (and me) on how to access or work certain technology and supported them with tasks. She has become the leader of her study buddy group.”

Nominations for April’s Student of the Month awards are still open. Tutors can simply send an email to with the name of the student you are nominating and the reason why.