Celebrating the talent, innovation and success at College Awards

The CDN College Awards took place on Friday 25 November at Radisson Blu in Glasgow with over 280 guests – the biggest Scottish College Awards ever – celebrating the talent, innovation and success demonstrated by our colleges, their staff and their students.

The ambition and excellence of this sector was reflected in the record-breaking number of entries this year – 160 submissions, from every part of the country. All the inspirational submissions and testimonials can be viewed in the interactive guide here.

This year we warmly welcomed back the wonderful Amy Irons to take the mic as our host for the evening.

We were also delighted to hear from guest speaker Jamie Hepburn, MSP, Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training.

Mr Hepburn said: “It’s essential that we take a step back and acknowledge all the hard work that goes on in the college sector. I’m proud to see how colleges have reacted to meeting the challenges of recent years and how they continue to show flexibility to deal with those that still lie ahead.

“We only need to look at those shortlisted to see the successes of the sector in developing the talent that will enable Scotland to meet the demands of rebuilding the economy and future challenges.

“All the shortlisted colleges should be proud of their achievements. Successes that are only made possible by the hard work and dedication you’ve shown through the past year.”

As well as presentation of 13 prestigious prizes, the awards ceremony also included radio presenter Edith Bowman being inducted into the CDN College Hall of Fame.

Bowman graduated with a higher national diploma in communications studies from Fife College and has gone on to work with broadcasters including the BBC, MTV, and Sky.

She said: “Thank you for inducting me into the CDN Hall of Fame – I am very grateful and touched. The communication studies course I was enrolled in at Fife College really helped me on my journey; it provided me with a wonderful foundation to build on.”

Photographs from the awards can be viewed via CDN’s Facebook page here.

View the winners here


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