West Lothian College shortlisted for three national awards

West Lothian College staff and students have been shortlisted in three award categories of the College Development Network College Awards 2022.

These awards recognise talent, innovation and achievement demonstrated by staff and students in Scotland’s 26 colleges. Winners will be announced at a celebration ceremony in Glasgow on 25 November 2022.

The shortlisted nomination in the Inclusive College category is for the college’s TRUST Project, a personalised wraparound service to support young people who have struggled in school, have experienced trauma in their lives, or have had experience with the justice system.

Jeanette Dobson has been shortlisted in the Student of the Year. During her time as the elected student president, she completed two qualifications and is now working at the college as a peer navigator with the TRUST project.

Professional cookery lecturer Paul Devonshire is shortlisted in the Learning and Teaching Colleague of the Year Award. Paul is an inspirational chef lecturer with rich industry experience and a growing network of industry contacts who he calls on to share their knowledge and experience with students. 

Principal of West Lothian College, Jackie Galbraith said:

“I am over the moon that the outstanding work of our staff and students is being recognised nationally. This is highly deserved recognition for the fantastic work they do and I am very proud to work with them at West Lothian College.”

Find out more about the CDN Awards at https://www.cdn.ac.uk/college-awards-2022/