Matt builds on award success

An outstanding student at Leeds College of Building has been recognised for his efforts by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

Matt Laverick, who is from Linthwaite, Huddersfield, was named CIBSE Yorkshire Region Student of the Year and presented with the ‘outstanding achievement’ award at a ceremony in Leeds.

Chairman of Yorkshire’s CIBSE Derek Devereaux and former Leeds United footballer Norman Hunter presented Matt with the award.

Derek said:

These awards have been designed to acknowledge exceptional academic achievement in the region and Matt was chosen in recognition for his outstanding work on the HNC Building Services Engineering Studies Course.

Matt, who is currently employed by Kirklees Council as an Assistant Commercial Heating Supervisor and studying on a one year HND top up at the College, started studying in 2004 and has successfully completed an NVQ in Heating, AM2 Electrical Preparation, a BTEC National Award in Construction and the Built Environment and a HNC in Building Services Engineering Studies.



He intends to continue his education with a further two years study on the BSc in Building Services Engineering in partnership with Leeds College of Building and Leeds Metropolitan University.

Curriculum Manager Michael White says:

During his time with the Faculty of Higher Education and Construction Management Matt has exhibited great focus and determination in his studies which has paid dividends in the results he has achieved. He scored five out of six distinctions on the Subsidiary Diploma and a distinction on the HNC and this award, which is thoroughly deserved, is the icing on the cake for Matt.


Matt says:

Even though I’ve already completed several courses, there’s still a lot to learn in this industry and a lot of career routes available so it made sense to continue studying at Leeds College of Building. It’s not easy juggling the demands of the day job with my studies but I am determined to achieve these qualifications and know it will be worth it when I finish my degree.

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