Awards event honours stand-out students and staff

An awards ceremony at Perth College UHI recognising Outstanding, Best and Inspiring staff and students took place on Monday 15 May.

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OBI cake

Led by the Student Association and titled the ‘OBI Awards’ in recognition of the qualities required for nomination, they were established in 2013 and now take place on an annual basis, gaining increased awareness and participation every year from students and staff alike.

Student awards were presented for: best class representative; most inspiring student (staff nominated); most inspiring student (student nominated); best club or society; best student-led event; and best overall student award. Staff awards were presented for: most inspiring lecturer; best personal academic tutor, outstanding support staff member and outstanding learning centre staff.

Opening remarks were made by Pam Wilson, Perth College UHI Vice Principal, Academic, with guest speakers Angela Alexander, NUS Scotland Women’s Officer providing an inspirational talk for guests, Xander McDade, newly-elected Councillor and Grant Myles, Chair of the Board of Management at Perth College UHI offering the closing remarks.

The event was compered by Student Association President, Holly Scrimgeour, who explained: “The ceremony is a fantastic opportunity for students to show our appreciation for lecturers and fellow students. It’s inspiring learning about those individuals who go above and beyond to positively benefit the student population here at Perth College UHI.”

The ceremony took place at Perth College UHI’s Brahan Theatre with light refreshments supplied by food studies and hospitality students.