A college in London has been shortlisted for a top higher education award.

The College of Haringey Enfield and North East London (CONEL), founded in 2009, is among 10 colleges shortlisted for the Further Education College category of What Uni? Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2018.

The CONEL offers higher national diplomas (HNDs) and certificates (HNCs), degrees in counselling and postgraduate and specialist teaching courses in Tottenham and Enfield.

Nominations for the awards are based on thousands of reviews from students studying courses at the college.

Lil Moray, 50, completed a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) course at CONEL and now teaches at the College.

She said: “The tutors raised my self-esteem and enabled me access to employment, which contributed to my continued success and achievement.

“Accomplishment is not fate, its hard work, determination, learning and sacrifice, but most of all loving what you do.”

The Further Education College category is new for 2018 and CONEL is one of only two London colleges in the running for this prize.

The winners will be announced at the WUSCAs annual awards ceremony at The Brewery in Central London on Thursday 19 April, hosted by award-winning comedian Katherine Ryan.

Curriculum Manager for Teacher Education, Maralba Jani said: “We take the quality of our provision very seriously and have passion for what we do. We want to continue the outstanding work and it’s immensely rewarding to have this recognised by our students.

“A huge thank you to all staff and mentors in the Teacher Education team for their hard work and dedication in supporting and inspiring the new generation of teachers.”