South Lanarkshire College is grateful that a variety of awards and nominations have been obtained. These awards highlight the efforts of South Lanarkshire College to build an inclusive college environment where all students excel and achieve the next stage of their journey, from honoring work with student support employees to collaborating with the University of West of Scotland.
For Student Support Programs Moving Further: Appreciation Award and CDN Inclusive College Awards:
South Lanarkshire College won the Going Further for Student Carers: Appreciation Award from The Carers Trust earlier this year. South Lanarkshire College has also been nominated for the 2020 CDN Inclusive College Awards, reinforcing its ethos as a carer-friendly employer.
Partnership for Degree Program with UWS:
Since its inception ten years ago, a competitive joint Bachelor of Arts degree program with the University of West of Scotland has also won several awards for individual South Lanarkshire College students.
This year, a student from South Lanarkshire College was awarded the prestigious Court Medal of the University of West Scotland (UWS) for best performance by a student for the fourth year in a row. Four students were presented with achievement awards as well.
Over 170 students have received this degree through this program and a number of previous graduates have secured teaching positions at South Lanarkshire College.
Imaginative Educator Awards for SIE (Scottish Institute for Enterprise) nominees:
The Plumbing and Gas team led a collaborative initiative by SNIPEF (Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation) along with a variety of colleges across Scotland at the SIE Creative Educator Awards to create alternative evaluation methods to enable course completion during closure.
“Aileen McKechnie, Principal and CEO, commented, “To be the Principal of South Lanarkshire College is a great privilege. We are proud of excellence in all areas of college operation and we are the top performing college in Scotland for overall student achievement.
We connect more than 5000 learners with a wide variety of high-quality learning opportunities, providing the local and regional population with the skills and training they need to boost their job prospects, without ever sacrificing diversity and inclusion. I’m proud of the difference we’re making in the lives of so many people in the region and beyond.”