An immigrant to England from Slovakia has won the Secretarial and Administration Student of the Year Award from Guildford College.

She is Ludmila Sipkovska-Laker (left), of St Benedicts Close, Aldershot, who came to Britain as an au pair with a degree in Economics and Business Studies from Slovakia.

Ludmila did an English course at Guildford College with an NVQ in Business Admin. "I liked it so much that I decided to do the higher diploma," she said.

Ludmila has married a British man and is combining secretarial work for PGI in Farnham with caring for the couple's first child. She said she hopes to study further.