17 April 2019

Two high-flying beauty therapy students have finished in the top three as part of a demanding manicure and massage challenge set by prestigious local spa Ragdale Hall. Emily Adlam and Rosie Wright, Level 3 students at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College’s Nuneaton campus, triumphed over 27 other colleges in the final of the Student Excellence competition, with Rosie achieving third place and Emily being declared the overall winner.

In addition to performing a 60-minute manicure treatment and a 60-minute full body massage, the two students were grilled in a one-to-one interview, and were required to pit their wits against their peers in a challenging theory test. Judges said that both Emily and Rosie had impressed them with their well-developed skills and professionalism.

Both students picked up an impressive prize package including advanced beauty training, a finalist trophy and certificate, and a spa day at Ragdale Hall. Most importantly, they now have the chance to work at Ragdale Hall as beauty therapists. A generous cash bonus will be theirs on completion of one year’s employment.

Emily said, “At college, we work on real clients who are usually members of the public who come to visit our salons on campus and can access treatments at a discounted rate. It’s really rewarding getting feedback from clients. It definitely helped us to prepare for the competition.”

Claire Pearl, learning and skills manager for beauty therapy at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College said, “For two students to make it through to the final was amazing but having them both placed in the top three in this impressive competition was an incredible achievement and is testament to the hard work and guidance of their tutors Rachel Atkins, Rebecca McNulty and Helen Trill. This is the third successive year in which our students have dominated the top spots in this competition demonstrating that our beauty therapy ‘College of Excellence’ status is thoroughly deserved.”

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