A STUDENT from Ilminster has been given an award for outstanding contribution to college life.

Michelle French, 20, won the Fred Janes Award following her work with the Yeovil College Student Union and was presented her accolade by BBC Somerset’s Emma Britton.

Around 300 people came together to celebrate the personal and academic achievements of more than 70 full and part-time students studying a variety of courses at Yeovil College.