A MANAGER at a college in Huddersfield has been shortlisted for national awards that celebrate stars of post-16 education.
Ros Moors - learning resources manager at Greenhead College - is in the running for a Star award.
The awards, organised by the Department for Education and Skills, reward extra-dedicated tutors, trainers, managers and support staff.
Around 3,400 people were nominated, but this was whittled down to 150 - including Ros.
She was nominated for the outstanding learning support category by her boss, assistant principal Alasdair Brodie-Browne.
As well as managing the library at college, she gives all new students an induction to college, helps staff organise resources, conducts web design lessons with small groups of students and plays a part maintaining the college computer intranet.
Ros, who joined the college in 1995, was the driving force in the establishment of the college intranet, which teachers put information on for students to access.
Students can also access the information from home.
Mr Alasdair Brodie-Browne said: "Ros provides inspiration by example."
Ian Yems, director of lifelong learning at the college, said: "She is a real rock for the college. She never says no and, whatever you ask for, it is always done before the deadline and is always better than you have envisaged.
"When the management team sat down to decide who to nominate, our first thought was Ros. She was really surprised, because she is so modest. She's great."
Ros and the other shortlisted candidates will attend a ceremony at The Brewery in London on October 11.
Winners in 16 categories will get a £2,000 prize, trophy and certificate.
The Star awards - in their second year - have been praised by Bill Rammell, minister for lifelong learning, further and higher education.
He said: "The Star awards recognise some of the truly outstanding work that goes on every day. It is important that we recognise the dedication of people who may otherwise be unsung heroes."