2017 Students of the year

Our 2017 Students of the Year

Rebecca Allan – Further Education Student of the Year 2017

Rebecca AllanCampbeltown student Rebecca Allan was named Further Education Student of the Year. Rebecca completed an NC in Administration in 2017, having progressed from an NPA in Construction.

During her time at Argyll College UHI, Rebecca was unanimously voted Class Representative by her peers – a role she performed with dedication and enthusiasm. She has represented the college at the Highlands and Islands Students’ Association (HISA) Annual Meeting in Inverness and was part of a small group of students invited to the Scottish Parliament to give feedback on student life.

Her tutor describes her as ‘’an excellent student and ambassador for the college’’.

Wendy Chance – Higher Education Student of the Year 2017

Wendy Chance with Garry McLeanThe 2017 Higher Education Student of the Year was Wendy Chance from Islay who has successfully completed an HNC in Horticulture this year. Wendy has shown an extraordinary talent for the subject and despite being the only student from Islay participating in the course, she didn’t let isolation affect her studies.

Not content with local opportunities for her Work Experience unit, Wendy applied to the prestigious Chelsea Physic Garden in London, and was given the great accolade of being awarded a place. She made the most of this experience by working hard whilst there and evaluating her experience in great detail upon her return.

Wendy excelled academically gaining the college’s highest ever recorded result of 93% in her graded unit. Her tutor nominated her for the award because of her ‘’academic ability, dedication and enthusiasm’’.

James Penny - Overall Skills for Work Student of the Year 2017

Tobermory High School Student James Penny completed SfW Engineering in 2017 and has subsequently left school, securing a Modern Apprenticeship with a local Garage.

His tutor said ’’James has demonstrated a very sought after quality for any employer in having the ability to work independently in a workshop. He’s shown a great understanding of engineering and is always ready to help out his fellow students.’’