West Highland College UHI student of the year 2013
William Rowland recently completed a BA (Hons) in adventure tourism management. The 23 year old from Cawdor Village was praised for his hard work and positive attitude as well as personal achievements as a mountaineer.
William was nominated for the award by his lecturer, Matt Groves, who is also programme leader for the adventure tourism management course. He explained: “Will was diagnosed with dyslexia in 2011. Despite this, he worked with real integrity to achieve a 2:1 honours degree. He was a significant driving force in his module group, critically challenging theoretical perspectives and setting an excellent example to his peers in engaging in group discussion and personal study.
Speaking about his award, William said: “I feel I am more pragmatic than academic and ensure I gain an understanding of how things work - even if it takes forever! When people you respect say such nice things about you, it’s awkward to take them seriously! I was astounded that I was chosen.”
Picture: William Rowland, BA (Hons) Adventure Tourism Management, West Highland College UHI