William Frost, UHI student of the year
An exceptional student who didn’t let distance get in his way, studying from his former home in Aarhus, Denmark, has been named University of the Highlands and Islands Student of the Year.
William, originally from Carnoustie in Angus, studied for his MLitt in Orkney and Shetland Studies by video conference and online. He said: "I am extremely honoured to receive this award, and humbled by the achievements of my fellow students from the various academic partner colleges. I have been supported, encouraged and enabled to reach my potential thanks to the staff and students at the Centre for Nordic Studies UHI, all of whom I am indebted to.
“Studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands has shown me that it is through sharing and learning together that success is really achieved. It has been a wonderful experience and I would recommend it to anyone looking to study somewhere where academic excellence is combined with support and enthusiasm from both staff and students.”
Already the Orkney College UHI Student of the Year, one of the university’s 13 partners, William was the unanimous choice of the judges.
William has already secured a British Library scholarship to continue his studies as a PhD student at the University of Sheffield’s Centre for Nordic Studies.
William wins £400 and will be presented with his award at his graduation ceremony in St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall.