Ayrshire College nominated for four major education awards

Ayrshire College nominated for four major education awards

The shortlist is out for the College Development Network’s (CDN) College Awards 2023 – and Ayrshire College has received an impressive four nominations.

The CDN awards recognise the talent, innovation and achievement demonstrated by Scotland’s colleges, their staff and their learners.

Ayrshire College has been nominated in the Health and Wellbeing, Inclusive College, Research Project of the Year and Lecturer of the Year award categories.

The Health and Wellbeing Award nomination is for the Connecting Communities initiative, which is also nominated at the upcoming UK-wide Green Gown Awards. Connecting Communities is Ayrshire College’s fully sustainable project dedicated to tackling inequality and enhancing the overall quality of life for everyone in our community.

A student-led project called 16 Days of Action has been shortlisted for the Inclusive College Award. The 16 Days of Action project involved 135 students across eight different courses, empowering the students to raise awareness of domestic abuse and coercive control in a way that they felt was most relevant to their programme of study.

The College’s Research Project of the Year nomination is for Ayrshire Cares – a joint-research project between Ayrshire College and NHS Ayrshire and Arran. The project involves HND Coaching and Developing Sport students evaluating the impact of the Connecting Communities initiative, based on the themes of confidence, engagement and concentration in children.

David Dougan, Sport & Fitness lecturer at Ayrshire College, is a finalist in the Lecturer of the Year category. David is heavily involved in the Connecting Communities initiative and was part of the first cohort of Ayrshire College staff to successfully complete their in-house management training programme, Aspire.

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

5 September 2023

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