Former student at the Isle campus of the College of West Anglia Fiona Dyke has overcome adversity and been presented with an honorary scholarship.
It was given by Norfolk County Council to recognise the high standard she achieved on her photography course at the Wisbech campus.
Fiona, 19, from Morrow, near Wisbech, said she was thankful for the support she had been given, particularly when she had to take time off from her studies as she battled against epilepsy.
“I haven't let my epilepsy get in my way of achieving everything I have,” said Fiona.
It has proved worthwhile as she gained three distinctions in the two-year BTEC course, which ended in the summer.
Now she is looking for employment as a photographer or even running her own photography business.
“The college has been really supportive and helped me with my health issues,” said Fiona, a former student at the Thomas Clarkson school.
“I was really shocked when I opened the post to learn I had received a scholarship. I was quite proud.”
Also pleased with her achievement was Penny Sully, photography course director and visual arts programme manager at Isle, and her other tutors Alan Payne and Paul Copeman.
Picture: Double vision…former Isle student Fiona Dyke with programme manager Penny Sully
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