Congratulates to University of West of Scotland in their nomination success in The Herald Higher Education Awards, on the 16th of July in the Grand Central hotel in Glasgow.  The university received two nominations in the ‘Outstanding Contribution from a Student’ category as well as being shortlisted in the ‘Outstanding contribution to the local community’ category. University of Glasgow has also been shortlisted in categories such as: Student Support Team of the Year, Academic Support Team of the Year  , Research Project of the Year, Outstanding Employer Engagement – supported by SQAWidening Access Award  – supported by Scottish Funding Council.

The Herald Higher Education Awards, which are being run in association with UWS, will recognise the high standard of education that is offered throughout Scotland, and the level of learning that is produced every year. They will also highlight how institutions develop innovative materials and methods in their teaching and explore how colleges and universities market themselves, engage with employers, support students and their focus on sustainability.

The awards, which aim to help to build future excellence by facilitating the sharing of good practice and help to raise the status of learning and teaching in Scottish higher education, received 103 entries from 26 different institutions across Scotland.

Commenting on the response to the awards, which are supported by UWS, Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of UWS, said: “The interest in this competition is fantastically energising and the quality and breadth of entries from across the sector is quite astounding; a true reflection of the calibre of Scotland’s higher education sector.”

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