A SEARCH is under way to find the UK’s top student – and hundreds of Huddersfield people have been urged to take part.

Tutors at colleges across the country have been invited to take part in the NCFE Student of the Year Awards run by the Northern Council for Further Education.

Tutors have until September 19 to nominate star students for the award.

Two finalists will then be selected from each UK region and invited to attend a national ceremony on November 12 at Gosforth Racecourse, Newcastle, where the national winner will be announced.

NCFE chief executive David Grailey said: “The NCFE Student of the Year Awards is a great event and highlights the potential, determination and ability among many of our students.

“The awards also coincide with NCFE’s 160th anniversary so the event is going to be a great celebration of learning and success.

Last year’s Yorkshire winner was Rhona McRobbie, 18, of Doncaster, who studies video production at Doncaster College’s School of Performing Arts.

Applications for the 2008 awards can be made online at www.ncfe.org.uk

NCFE is a UK awards body, developing and implementing vocational and academic qualifications in a range of subjects.

It works with 800 colleges and training providers, offering more than 200 qualifications in a range of subjects.