Beauty Student Laura Dovaston with her model

Laura Named Top Beauty Student In The Region

An East Durham College student has been crowned as the best student beautician in the region at a recent inter college competition.

Laura Dovaston, 20, from Hartlepool, who studies on the Fashion, Theatre, Media Hair and Make-up studies course at East Durham College has been awarded first place at the North East Consortium Inter-college competitions.

The earlier rounds of the competition took place at colleges across the north east over the last few months with the finals held earlier this week at Newcastle College.

Laura beat off stiff competition from 11 other north east colleges to win the Ladies Evening category at the finals day at the college’s Ryehill Campus.

Laura was shocked to find out she had won the award but hailed it as her proudest achievement during her time at East Durham College.

Laura said: “It was a fantastic competition to be a part of, competing against your peers from other colleges around the region really makes you raise your game and compete to the best of your ability.

“We have worked really hard over the last couple of months, since the semi-finals back in Peterlee, in March, to make sure we were prepared coming into today’s finals, and all that preparation has really paid off.

“I am really proud of what I have achieved today but I must thank the fantastic staff from East Durham College who have helped me achieve this great moment.”

Lecturer in Beauty at East Durham College, Julie Williams, added: “This is a fantastic achievement by Laura and she should be really proud of winning this competition.

“She came up against some tough competition from some great students’ entries from across the region and this will be a great confidence boost to help Laura push on with her career in the beauty industry.”

For more information on courses in Hair and Beauty at East Durham College contact our student services team on 0191 518 8222.