Record 9 nominations for West Lothian College at this year’s national CDN Awards

West Lothian College has been nominated in a record-breaking nine categories at this year’s College Development Network Awards.

As well as being the most nominated college in Scotland, with nine out of a total of 39 finalists, this is the highest ever number of shortlisted entries the local college has ever had.

Championing the talent and achievement demonstrated by staff and students in colleges across Scotland, more than 150 submissions were entered for this year’s awards.

West Lothian finalists include 20-year-old Tori-Leigh Adams, an HNC Business student who set up her own business after she had previously qualified with a suite of automotive qualifications. Tori-Leigh is up for the Student of the Year award.

In the Digital Learning category, the college has been nominated for an interactive health module on preventing infection that is delivered through virtual reality.

Early years specialist Caroline Jarvis is shortlisted in the Lecturer of the Year category for leading a teach-in that involved college students and staff running sustainability workshops for over five hundred pupils from West Lothian primary schools.

The other awards the college is shortlisted for are:

  • Inclusive College
  • College Community Learning
  • Professional Services Colleague of the Year
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability Action in partnership with Forth Valley College and Borders College.

West Lothian College principal, Jackie Galbraith, said: “The degree of innovation that goes on across our college is phenomenal and leads to outstanding experiences for our students. I am not surprised that so many of our staff and students are finalists in so many award categories, and I wish them success at the awards ceremony in November.”

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Glasgow on Thursday 30 November.