Student of the year

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Argyll College UHI Student of the year 2018

Do you know a student who you think should be rewarded for their endeavours? The student of the year awards are designed to encourage and celebrate achievement in our student community. 

The criteria has been deliberately left loose to allow scope for a variety of entries for numerous reasons which could include: academic or personal achievement, overcoming exceptional hardships on order to achieve, or exceptional contribution to the student community.

Nominations can be made by staff and students, and you can even nominate yourself.

There will be an FE (Further Education) winner and a HE (Higher Education) winner and each will receive a prize of £100 and an award at the annual Graduation Ceremony in September. The winner for Higher Education will automatically go forward to the overall UHI Student of the Year 2018 finals.

If you, or someone you know could be a worthy contender for the 2018 title, for either the Further Education or Higher Education Award, then please download and complete the relevant nomination form and return it by email it to

Nomination Forms

The deadline for entries is Friday 29 June.


2017 winner

The 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.

Wendy with Gary McLean

Wendy Chance receiving her certificate from Garry McLean (guest speaker), Senior Lecturer at City of Glasgow College  and winner of Masterchef: The Professionals Champion 2016.