A 'DEDICATED' teacher at Bradford College is being honoured by Oxford University for being an inspiration to his students.

Adam Pothecary, who teaches English language and literature, was nominated by former pupil Rocco Memery for the university's Inspirational Teacher Awards.

Rocco, who is now at Oxford University, said: “Mr Pothecary is the most dedicated tutor I have encountered. I nominated him because he made me fall in love with my subject, without his support and encouragement I likely would not have accepted my place at Oxford."

Mr Pothecary, who has worked at Bradford College for 21 years, said he was "surprised and flattered" to be nominated.

He added: “Rocco was a delight to teach."

He will receive his award at a special ceremony and dinner in Oxford in May.