Carlton Group announces 2011 Sebta award winner
Michelle Lincoln of Chichester College has been awarded the Student Electrotherapy Beauty Therapist Award 2011 sponsored by Carlton Group. The competition raises the profile of facial electrotherapy and is open to all Level 3 students, offering them the chance to showcase their theoretical and practical electrotherapy skills. A shortlist is whittled down to six finalists, following a written application that includes two case studies combining galvanic and high frequency treatments. The student finalists were then required to perform a facial electrotherapy treatment in front of a panel of judges comprising of Tiffany Tarrant, development manager inthe Standards and Qualification team at Habia; Jo Wackett, Board Member for Educationat Cidesco and Angie Sawicki, Carlton's group trainer and chairman of the judges. The judges praised Lincoln, a first year student completing her HND level five, for her confidence and technical skills. She was awarded a £500 personal cheque and received a Carlton Professional Ultraderm machine. The winning lecturer, Anne-Marie Stewart received £250 and Chichester College receive a cheque for £1000. Tarrant commented: 'Even though the standard of competition was exceptionally high this year, the winner particularly stood out as she completed the treatment with such ease, confidence and technical skill.' Lincoln said: 'The competition has reinforced my belief that I can do electrotherapy. I plan to spend the money setting up my own business once I've finished my course.' The fifth annual Sebta awards hosted by the Carlton Group were presented during a lunch at The Grand Hotel in Brighton on the 21 June. Angela Barbagelata-Fabes announced the awards. The full list of awards for SEBTA 2011 is as follows: First prize: Student - Michelle Lincoln Lecturer - Anne-Marie Stewart College - Chichester College Second prize: Student - Melanie Squire Lecturer - Helen Taylor College - Derby College Third prize: Student - Dianne Williams Lecturer - Irene Webster College - Warwickshire College - Rugby Centre The three runners up were: Kerry Bell from Dumfries & Galloway College Jayne Tudor from Wirral Metropolitan College Karen Wright from South Downs College