The volunteering efforts of more than 150 students at Dundee and Angus College have been recognised at a ceremony at the Arbroath Campus.
The Volunteer Awards Ceremony has been running annually at Arbroath for eight years and this is the first year that the awards encompass students from all three Dundee and Angus College campuses.
Volunteering is seen as an important element of student engagement, developing students as active citizens and improving their employment prospects.
The efforts of the students, recognised at the ceremony in the Enterprise Centre on Wednesday, June 4, encompass volunteer activity both in college and in the students’ own communities.
Depute Principal Grant Ritchie presented each of the nominated students with a certificate at the ceremony.
This year saw a total of 162 students being nominated for awards, including 77 individuals and 85 group awards.
A panel of staff sifted through the volunteers to identify those deserving of a special gold award.
Among these winners were Susan Simpson, from Arbroath, who undertook volunteer work with HM Coastguard while studying for Highers at the Arbroath Campus. Susan was awarded the Community Gold Award.
Also at Arbroath Campus is Liam Black, from Friockheim, who was presented with the Learner Engagement Gold Award. Liam is studying intro to construction and worked on various projects throughout the year to enhance student life.
From the Gardyne Campus in Dundee is Individual Gold Award winner Claire Keenlyside, from Cupar, who did voluntary work in the library at college while studying HNC admin and IT. A pair of HND sport development and coaching students from Arbroath Campus won the Joint Individual Gold Award; Michael Taylor from Arbroath, and Forfarian Jo McKenzie, volunteered in the college nursery.