A SPORT lecturer at Stratford College has been awarded a prestigious fellowship by the Higher Education Academy.
The fellowship recognises the achievements of professionals and their contribution to higher education. It is rewarded to those who have demonstrated their commitment to teaching and the student experience.
Enrique Cárdenas, who has been teaching sport at the college since 2017, started his career after completing a degree at the University of Sports in Cuba followed by two postgraduate diplomas.
However, the lecturer’s educational journey had only just begun. He explained: “I arrived in the UK in 2003 seeking new opportunities to continue my educational journey and it was not until five years later that I finally restarted my teaching career in the UK.”
Since coming to England, Enrique has received an impressive seven certificates and diplomas in both teaching and sports as well as completing two Masters of Science, an MSc in Sports, Strength and Conditioning, and an MSc in Applied Sports Science for which he received a distinction from the University of Worcester in October.
And, as an Associate External Examiner, he also designs assignment briefs.
Enrique added: “Receiving this fellowship has been an honour and it’s difficult for me because I’m a humble person but I also want others to know the extent of what one can accomplish if they continuously put in the hard work and effort needed to achieve their goals.”