STRADA gears up for Winter Graduation Ceremony

A graduation ceremony is to be hosted by STRADA (Scottish Training on Drugs and Alcohol) this week for graduates of the first course of its kind to be taught in Scotland.

The first ever students in Scotland to qualify for the Certificate in Higher Education – Drug and Alcohol Practice will be attending a graduation ceremony on Wednesday hosted by Scottish Training on Drugs and Alcohol and The University of Glasgow’s Department for Adult and Continuing Education.

The ceremony, which will celebrate the outstanding achievement of the students, will take place on Wednesday 5 December 2007 between 1pm and 3pm. It will be hosted in the Melville Room within the Main Building, University of Glasgow. The awards will be presented by Head of The Department for Adult and Continuing Education, Brian Findsen.

STRADA provides a wide range of training, education and development opportunities to staff working in the Drug & Alcohol field, and commenced teaching the Certificate in Higher Education – Drug and Alcohol Practice in September 2006.

Alice Russell, Course Tutor says: "The Certificate in Higher Education Drug and Alcohol Practice programme has been developed to meet an identified educational need within the addiction field in Scotland.  It is an exciting development for Glasgow University, STRADA, the addiction field and practitioners operating within it.  The students who are graduating from the programme are the only addiction practitioners in Scotland to hold this specialised qualification and I hope that they are as proud of their achievement as we are".

Notes to editors

For more information on STRADA see:

STRADA Contacts: Alice Russell (course tutor) 0141 330 8090,
Steven Kendrick (Academic Programmes Administrative Assistant) 0141 330 2400.

First published: 3 December 2007