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Fife College Partnership Equals Great Success!

Edinburgh Napier University has been awarded with a Partnership Award at The Herald Higher Education Awards for their work with Fife College and the Scottish Prison Service.
Staff from Fife College and Edinburgh Napier University are presented with a Partnership Award at The Herald Higher Education Aw
Staff from Fife College and Edinburgh Napier University are presented with a Partnership Award at The Herald Higher Education Awards.

​The prestigious award ceremony took place recently at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow and was hosted by Scottish broadcaster, Sally Magnusson. The Partnership Award was presented to the University based on their work led by Dr Anne Schwan in partnership with Fife College and the Scottish Prison Service.

Set up in 2011, Napier’s partnership project involves Napier students working closely with Fife College staff to provide one-to-one tuition for learners in HMP Edinburgh. The tuition includes a range of different topics such as basic literacy, creative writing and English language. A total of thirty two students have participated in this placement scheme.

Head of Prison Services at Fife College, Katharine Brash was delighted with the partnership’s success at the Awards. Said Katharine: “I was delighted to see this very valuable partnership between Edinburgh Napier University, Scottish Prison Service and Fife College being recognised by the Herald Higher Education Awards.  Our work in prison education is extremely important to us and this is a fantastic achievement for staff and students who participate.

The Awards are supported by Universities Scotland, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and City of Glasgow College. They comprise 12 categories that look at how institutions develop innovative materials and methods in teaching and research.

Alastair Sim, Director of Universities Scotland said: “Congratulations to Edinburgh Napier University, Fife College and the Scottish Prison Service on winning the Partnership Award category. This award is a demonstration of the difference that collaborative working can make to people’s lives. It recognises the depth and excellence of collaborative work that is taking place between universities and colleges across learning, teaching and research.

“These awards are a fitting recognition for the tremendous work being produced by Scotland’s higher and further education sectors.”

The Herald Higher Education Awards in association with University of the West of Scotland aim to recognise and celebrate success stories from various universities and colleges across Scotland. These awards recognise the high standard of education that is offered throughout Scotland, and the level of work that is put in by both students and staff.

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