Brandon Layton, Student Member
Brandon is our student governor and is a determined young man who has used education to exceed all expectations despite being diagnosed with Autism at a young age. Brandon won the Festival of Learning’s Outstanding Individual Learner Award 2020, which was an immense achievement.
Brandon studied at the College where he progressed from the Foundation Learning course through to Business Administration and ICT Level 2 before leaving College after successfully completing the Access to Humanities Course, which allowed him to progress onto university.
Currently, Brandon is studying International Relations at Durham University. This was unimaginable for him before starting, and ultimately completing, College. Brandon states that ‘Derwentside College has given him the necessary skills to progress, not just through university, but through the rest of his life’.
Brandon enjoys spending time with his niece, reading, walking and canoeing.