Innovation Award

Presented by Maria Walker, Strategic Director, Education Scotland

Beauty with a Conscience, with award
Beauty with a Conscience, Glasgow

‘Beauty with a Conscience’ is a partnership between Glasgow Clyde College and the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice (PPWH).

One of PPWH’s traditional charity shops was converted into a professionally-designed retail unit, where the college’s Beauty students could offer treatments. Many of the students come from areas of deprivation with limited opportunities, so the project provides them with valuable high-quality work experience, helping with their learning and career development. It also raises funds for PPWH — a successful model that can be replicated in other locations. Applications for beauty courses at the college have also increased by 35%.


Mental Health United, with award
Highly Commended, Mental Health United, Ayrshire

Dundee & Angus College, with award
Highly Commended, Dundee & Angus College Zoo Animal Behavior NPA