University of Glasgow win higher education award

The Herald has announced the winners of its inaugural Higher Education Awards which recognise the high standard of education that is offered throughout Scotland’s colleges and universities.

Big winner on the night was the University of Glasgow as they picked up the prestigious prize for Higher Educational Institution of the Year and also lifted the Herald Higher Education Award for Outstanding Employer Engagement, sponsored by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

SQA Chief Executive, Dr Janet Brown, presented university staff with the award. She said: “We were delighted to sponsor the Outstanding Employer Engagement category at the Herald Higher Education Awards. We have heard about some great work from the finalists in the category and how they engage with employers. I'd like to congratulate all the finalists and in particular the category winner, University of Glasgow - MSc Stratified Medicine, on their success.”

The Stratified Medicine Innovation Centre was developed through a partnership between the University of Glasgow, industry and the NHS. The partnership created a unique opportunity to develop the South Glasgow University Hospital as a major centre for life sciences and medical innovation. The judges applauded the University for their courage of conviction with this project and strong partnership working to benefit students employability.

More information about the awards and winners can be found on the Herald awards website.