Overall Student of the Year 2017 winners:
University of the Highlands and Islands Higher Education Student of the Year 2017
Hannah achieved a BA (Hons) in Gaelic language and culture while managing cystic fibrosis, a chronic, life-limiting condition which affects the lungs and the digestive systems. Enrolled as a distance-learning student with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI, she completed her degree from her hometown of Torvaig, Portree, on the Isle of Skye.
University of the Highlands and Islands Further Education Student of the Year 2017
Danielle, from Kirkwall, completed a National Certificate in computer technologies with games design at Orkney College UHI. Danielle was nominated for the award by her lecturer, Magnus Tullock. She was commended for her outstanding work as well as her bravery in managing her epilepsy and raising awareness of the condition.
University of the Highlands and Islands Postgraduate Student of the Year 2017
Esther, from Stromfirth, Shetland, achieved her PhD in archaeology while bringing up three small children, and by studying part time over a ten year period at Shetland College UHI.
Students of the Year 2017
Individual partner winners are listed below.
Argyll College UHI
Highland Theological College UHI
Higher education: Lynsey Brennan - Theological Studies (BA Hons)
Inverness College UHI
Lews Castle College UHI
Moray College UHI
Higher education: Christopher Miller - Sustainable Development (BSc Hons)
NAFC Marine Centre UHI
Higher education: Bryden Jacobson - Marine Engineering (HNC)
North Highland College UHI
Orkney College UHI
Perth College UHI
Higher education: Sam Drane - Computing (BSc Hons)
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI
Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI
Higher education: Shannon Lafferty - Marine Science (BSc Hons)
Shetland College UHI
Higher education: Reuben Conroy - Computing (HNC)
Further education: Laurie Carter - Access to Education (BLA)
West Highland College UHI
Judged Partnership Wide
Postgraduate: Esther Renwick
"The transmission of authenticity and World Heritage values in visitor experience at World Heritage sites" (PhD)