CDN College Awards 2023

Recognising the talent, innovation and achievement demonstrated by our colleges, their staff and their learners.

CDN College Awards 2023

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the CDN College Awards 2023!

The winners will be announced at a celebration ceremony at Radisson Blu, Glasgow on Thursday 30 November 2023.

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The Awards recognise the talent, innovation and achievement demonstrated by our colleges, their staff and their learners.

This year we received 154 inspiring submissions highlighting the fantastic work of Scotland’s colleges.

We would like to thank everyone who submitted entries and send our congratulations to the following shortlist.


College Community Learning Award

  • Edinburgh College – Support for Ukrainian Refugees
  • South Lanarkshire College – The Rural Academy for a Thriving Rural Community – Delivery of a Professional Development Award
  • West Lothian College – Growing Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns
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Digital Learning Award

  • Fife College – MyPortfolio
  • Forth Valley College – IDEAS – Innovative Digital Education and Skills
  • West Lothian College – Digital Health VR
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Employer Connections Award

  • Edinburgh College – Codespace – Edinburgh College and 2i Testing
  • Glasgow Clyde College – Occupational Therapy Support and NHS
  • North East Scotland College – The P&J Live Partnership
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Health and Wellbeing Award

  • Ayrshire College – Connecting Communities
  • Glasgow Clyde College – Health and Wellbeing at Glasgow Clyde College
  • West Lothian College – A College Community Rooted in Health and Wellbeing

Inclusive College Award

  • Ayrshire College – 16 Days of Action 2022 Student Project
  • Edinburgh College – Story Valley at Edinburgh College
  • West Lothian College – Supporting Inclusion Through a Trauma Responsive Approach
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Innovation Award

  • Glasgow Clyde College – Breastfeeding Awareness
  • West College Scotland – Evolving Personal Effectiveness, Learning and Development at WCS
  • West Lothian College – Transforming Early Years Education through Carpentry and Joinery

Lecturer of the Year Award

  • Kellyanne Cockburn – Edinburgh College
  • David Dougan – Ayrshire College
  • Caroline Jarvis – West Lothian College
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Marketing and Communications Award

  • Glasgow Clyde College – Course you Can!
  • UHI Inverness – Your Survey Counts
  • UHI Moray – Feature Weeks

Professional Services Colleague of the Year Award

  • Gareth Davies – Forth Valley College
  • Sarah May – Edinburgh College
  • Craig Moore – West Lothian College

Research Project of the Year Award

  • Ayrshire College – Ayrshire Cares
  • Fife College – Engaging Students in Strategy
  • UHI Perth – Are Personal Academic Tutors Necessary?
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Skills Development Award

  • Edinburgh College – Aspire Programme
  • Glasgow Clyde College – My Stories
  • North East Scotland College – Meta-Skills in Practice
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Student of the Year Award

  • Tori-Leigh Adams – West Lothian College
  • Sara Akram – City of Glasgow College
  • Zoey Filianore Wynters – North East Scotland College
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Sustainability Action Award

  • Forth Valley College – Central and South Scotland College Partnership
  • South Lanarkshire College – College Way Market – A Sustainable Second Hand Clothes Pop Up Shop
  • UHI Perth – Inspiring Sustainable Action
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The Judges’ Award 2023

This award recognises the very best overall submission, voted by the Judges.

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Sponsorship Opportunitites

We offer a variety of excellent sponsorship opportunities and details of these are included in the sponsorship packages here

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Meet the judges