UofG nominated for Herald Education Awards

The University of Glasgow has been nominated for awards in seven categories of the Herald Education Awards.

The awards were launched in March to recognise the outstanding contribution made by colleges and universities across Scotland.

There are 12 categories overall which look at how institutions develop innovative materials and methods in their teaching and research to allow them to compete with the world's best higher education providers.

The University of Glasgow have been nominated for:

Student Support Team of the Year: Peer Support Programme
Academic Support Team of the Year: Dental School
Outstanding Contribution from a Student: Carla Brown and Ruby Shorrock
Enhancing Student Learning Award: Enhancing the Student Experience through Career Long Professional Leaning and Social Media.
Research Project of the Year: Tendon Therapy
Outstanding Employer Engagement: Msc Stratified Medicine
Widening Access Award: Reach

For a full list on nominees visit 2015 Shortlist.

The results will be announced at an awards evening on 16 July 2015 at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow.

Barclay McBain, chairman of the judging panel and The Herald's deputy editor, paid tribute the high quality of entries.

He said: "My fellow judges and I were impressed by the quality and quantity of the submissions for the inaugural awards and we enjoyed a robust debate during the judging process which bore testimony to how difficult it was to choose the finalists.

"I was heartened to learn of the great work being undertaken across the higher education and further education sectors and I would like to congratulate the institutions and individuals on the short list."

First published: 8 June 2015

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