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In the stylish surrounds of London's Barbican Centre, we welcomed tutors, students, sponsors and guests to celebrate those commended in this years' Student Awards.

On the evening of 7 September we took to the glorious Barbican Centre to celebrate those commended in this year's YCN Student Awards.

The evening began with speeches and certificates, presented in the Barbican's opulent underground cinema. Dispersed between collecting awards on stage, students gleaned words of wisdom from our distinguished presenters who spoke about what they've learnt on their journeys. Speakers included Xavier Sheriff and Gemma Ruse, the founders of StudioXAG; Ken Kirton, the Creative Director and Co-founder of Hato Press; Alice Bowsher, the London-based illustrator; and Victoria Talbot, the Creative Director of award-winning design agency Human After All.

This year's Student of the Year, Georgina Hopkins, was also presented with the YCN gold bar, before everyone moved upstairs to celebrate in Barbican's luscious Garden Rooms and Conservatory.

The YCN Student Awards 2017

The YCN Student Awards 2017

The YCN Student Awards 2017

The YCN Student Awards 2017

The YCN Student Awards 2017

The YCN Student Awards 2017

The YCN Student Awards 2017

The YCN Student Awards 2017

The YCN Student Awards 2017

The YCN Student Awards 2017

The YCN Student Awards 2017

The YCN Student Awards 2017

The YCN Student Awards 2017

The YCN Student Awards 2017

The YCN Student Awards 2017

The YCN Student Awards 2017

The YCN Student Awards 2017