Are you a student therapist who has overcome seemingly impossible odds to excel in education?
Perhaps you lacked confidence but transformed into a high achiever when you discovered your passion for therapies?
Maybe you teach, or you’re studying alongside, a natural ‘student leader’, who has not only succeeded on a personal level, but has helped their fellow classmates to raise the standard of their work?
Entries open on 23 April and close in 30 June.
Last year's winner for FHT Student of the Year was Anya Rae:
At the time of her award nomination, Anya was studying for an HNC in complementary therapies. Her background was in sports and leisure management but when her son had to leave mainstream school due to autism and challenging behaviour, as a single parent she had to step back from her career and find a job to fit around his needs. Initially she started a dog walking business but when her son reached 18, Anya decided to retrain as a therapist, knowing first-hand how complementary therapies had helped her to manage ankylosing spondylitis, a condition that is part of the rheumatoid arthritis family. Anya found going back into education daunting, not least because she also discovered she had dyslexia, dyscalculia and other traits of ADHD. But with incredible support from Ayrshire College, Anya has now progressed onto an HND and aspires to open a multi-disciplined healing centre.
Finalists: Tina Wilkinson