BTEC Results Day at the East London Institute of Technology

22nd August 2022

Over 300 students received their BTEC results at the East London Institute of Technology.

The BBC and Sky News visited the college to chat to students and see the fantastic facilities, including the Idris Elba Film and TV studio and Esports arena.

The East London IOT is part of a new national network of regional partnerships between local colleges, universities, and leading employers across England, created to ensure the technical skills and knowledge needed to overcome the biggest challenges communities face are accessible to all. IOTs provide training in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) based occupations.

East London IOT students received their results, safe in the knowledge that they’ve chosen STEM qualifications that will lead them into careers in booming industries.

East London Institute of Technology BTEC students receiving their results From left to right Anita Ededjo Joseph Keytrin Gyumova

Keytrin Gyumova, who achieved a D*D*D* for her BTEC in Creative Media Practice (Games Art & Animation) added: “Wow! I can’t describe how I’m feeling. I put so much effort into getting the grades I needed, and now I have!” Keytrin is now headed for Bournemouth University to study Graphic Design.

East London Institute of Technology BTEC student Jasmine Mustafa right hugs fellow BTEC student Demar Bellamy Foster after rece

Jasmine Mustafa, also did well, achieving a D*DD for her media BTEC. She would like to work her way up in the media industry, perhaps becoming a location marshal. Commenting on her results, she said: “I’m very proud of my results.”

BTEC Media student, Demar Bellamy-Foster, opened his results live on air as part of a Sky TV broadcast. Happily, he received merits for his BTEC. Demar has had the opportunity to get some brilliant work experience as part of his media BTEC at the East London Institute of Technology, part of Barking & Dagenham College, including working with crews on Amazon, Apple and Netflix productions. Demar said that he’s loved his time at college and is now looking to go into the world of in film and TV production.

East London Institute of Technology BTEC student Demar Bellamy Foster right hugs fellow BTEC student Jasmine Mustafa after receiving their results

Hollie Young, received a D*DD for her BTEC in Photography. She said: “I feel so good about my results, and excited about the future.” Hollie is currently doing some freelance photography work and plans to continue her studies onto a Level 4 course.

East London Institute of Technology BTEC students Hollie Young left hugs Keytrin Gyumova right after receiving their BTEC results

BTEC Games Art & Animation student, Anita Ededjo-Joseph, achieved a D*D*D*. Anita said: “I feel exhilarated! It’s great knowing my hard work has paid off.” Anita has benefitted from both high-quality facilities and training and from real paid work experience organised by her college. Last year, Anita got paid work experience by creating her own animation for a project commissioned by Pearson. Anita will now be going to Staffordshire University to study Games Design on a four-year degree, with one year work experience, as she wants to go into games art or games design.

Alex Reece achieved a D*D*D for his Esports BTEC. Alex was one of the first cohort to complete the BTEC Esports extended diploma, which was a new course that began two years ago.

East London Institute of Technology BTEC students receiving their results Standing

“It was a great day, our students have done really well. They should be very proud of themselves.”

Jason Turton, Chief Operating Officer at the East London Institute of Technology

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