Tributes have been paid following the death of a 'champion of equal opportunities for young people'.

Moyra Pascoe, who until recently was chair of the SGS College Corporation, has passed away following a short illness.

Having had children study at SGS, Moyra was a passionate supporter of the College for many years and pivotal in both the development of the College’s WISE Campus and the merger between Filton and Stroud Colleges in 2012 to create SGS College.

A tribute from the college stated: "Moyra worked in the civil service for over 40 years and finished her career working for the local Learning and Skills Council where she led on the development of 16-18 education across the region and hence was a keen advocate of the benefit of further education on the lives of young people.

"From extremely humble beginnings, she was a champion of equal opportunities and took great pride in fighting for the rights of young people so that they could receive the life chances they deserved.

"On retirement, she became a governor and then chair of the SGS College Corporation and dedicated many hours supporting the College and was a regular visitor to all of the College campuses where she spent much of her time meeting with staff and learners in order to ensure she was fully immersed in all that the College was delivering.

"During her period of involvement with SGS, she was actively involved with over £50m of capital investment that enabled young people to receive training and education in outstanding facilities.

"As a parent, Moyra also had the pleasure of seeing one of her sons graduate from SGS College after studying Performing Arts and she spent a lot of time watching productions at the College and providing support to this curriculum area.

"In memory of her commitment to the College, SGS has dedicated the ‘Olympus Theatre’ at the WISE Campus in her honour.

"Our thoughts are with Moyra’s husband Ken and their children Rich and Jon at this sad time. We share in their loss of a truly wonderful and inspirational individual who achieved so much for young people across the region."