The Herald Higher Education Awards, which are being run in association with the University of the West of Scotland (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, 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.”
A shortlist of all the finalists is available here.