Steve Millar Award - 2018

Second year student Meagan Harrington, previously at Farnham Heath End School, was recently presented with the 2018 Steve Millar Award for Excellence in Geography. The award is given to the student who achieves the highest grade in their Geography exam at the end of their first. Meagan was presented with the Award by Steve Millar at a private ceremony held at Alton College. She said: "I am delighted to be receiving this award and honoured to have been chosen. As I was so surprised to hear this, I am yet to decide what to spend the money on, but expect it will be to do with books for university."

Meagan has recently completed her application to study Human Science or Anthropology at either University of Oxford, Kent, Bristol, Durham or UCL.

Steve Millar spent over 30 years working at Alton College in the Geography Department and when he left, in conjunction with the Alton College Foundation wanted to leave an annual award for a student excelling in Geography. The award has specific requirements for the student to have gained the highest marks in their first year of study. Receipt of such an award at the end of the first year going into the second year seemed like the most helpful point in the student’s education and will hopefully be helpful in taking their interest in Geography forward to a higher level. 

Trevor Heley Managing Director of the Alton College Foundation was at the presentation and said he was “delighted to see Meagan receive her Award.  She is a conscientious student who is a great ambassador for Alton College, geography and the Foundation.” 

Find out more about studying Geography at Alton College here.