South Lanarkshire College is celebrating a clutch of recent award wins and nominations. From recognition of its work with student carers to its degree partnership with the University of West of Scotland, these accolades highlight South Lanarkshire College’s efforts to deliver an inclusive college community where all students are successful and move on to the next stage of their journey. 

Going Further for Student Carers: Recognition Award and CDN Inclusive College Awards:

Earlier this year, South Lanarkshire College was awarded the Going Further for Student Carers: Recognition Award from The Carers Trust.  Reinforcing its ethos as a carer positive employer, South Lanarkshire College has also been nominated in the CDN Inclusive College Awards 2020.

Degree partnership with UWS:

A successful joint Bachelor of Arts degree programme with the University of West of Scotland has also reaped many awards for individual South Lanarkshire College students since its inception ten years ago.

Created as an alternative route to the Bachelor of Accountancy degree course, this year marked the fourth year in a row where a South Lanarkshire College student was awarded a prestigious Court Medal from the University of West of Scotland (UWS) for best performing student. Four students were also awarded Distinctions for their achievements.  

Through this programme, over 170 students have achieved this degree and a number of former graduates have gone on to secure teaching positions at South Lanarkshire College.

Nominated in the SIE (Scottish Institute for Enterprise) Imaginative Educator Awards:

In the SIE Imaginative Educator Awards, the Plumbing and Gas Team was at the forefront of a collaborative effort by SNIPEF (The Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation) along with a number of colleges across Scotland, on devising alternative assessment methods to allow for course completion during lockdown.

Principal and CEO, Aileen McKechnie commented: “It’s a great privilege to be the Principal of South Lanarkshire College. We pride ourselves on delivering excellence in all aspects of college activity and we are Scotland’s top performing college for overall student achievement. 

“We offer a wide range of quality learning opportunities to over 5000 learners and provide the local and regional community with the skills and training needed to improve their employment prospects, without ever compromising on diversity and inclusion.  I am proud of the difference we make to the lives of so many people across the region and beyond.”