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University Centre Graduate is a finalist for the 2019 Positive Awards

Hugh Baird University Centre Creative Make Up Design and Practice graduate, Andrew Manion, has won through to the final of the 2019 Positive Awards.

Award winning Liverpool salon owner Andrew, has been nominated for the Happy Award for being a positive and inspiring role model within his field of work and the local community.

The Positive Awards recognise and celebrate the talented people and businesses that make every day a little bit happier. Nominations include life coaches, business mentors, holistic healers and inspirational individuals who have excelled in the face of adversity and trauma.

Andrew returned to education in 2016 and juggled study with running his busy hair salon. He considers achieving his degree in Creative Make Up Design and Practice as one of his proudest achievements.

After discovering he had won through to the final, Andrew said:

To be nominated for this award means so much to me personally. I have always considered myself a positive person and I am a big believer in the power of affirmation and positive thinking.

When asked how he thought he inspired people, Andrew said:

I think it’s my drive, ambition and my desire to better myself and to support and assist those around me. Since I completed my degree, three of my salon’s clients have gone back into education and they have all said I inspired them to take that first step back to education.

Course Leader for the Creative Make Up Design and Practice degree, Lucy McKeown, added:

I am extremely proud of Andrew’s Positive Award nomination. Andrew thoroughly deserves the nomination. He is a true inspiration and role model. All at the Hugh Baird University Centre wish Andrew the best of luck in the final.

The Creative Make Up Design and Practice Degree at the Hugh Baird University Centre is approved by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). For more information please visit: or call 0151 353 4444.

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