College Candidate of the Year Award

Presented by Wendy Grindle, Head of Marketing and Development, College Development Network

Dean Clark, Edinburgh College, with award
Dean Clark (centre), Edinburgh College

Dean Clark has just completed his HND in Retail Management at Edinburgh College’s Sighthill Campus, while following his company’s management training programme, and helping raise his young family.

At Sighthill, Dean led a group of 30 students, from the college’s Access courses to HND level, in launching ‘Bizarre-Bazaar’, the College’s first student-led shop. Apprentice joiners and painters fitted out and decorated the shop; work by Art and Design students went on sale; and job seekers gained experience and confidence as volunteers.

News of its success spread, and the Deputy First Minister MSP, John Swinney, paid a visit in January 2019.


Lewis McGregor, Ayrshire College, with award
Highly Commended, Lewis McGregor, Ayrshire College

Ryan McGregor, Ayrshire College, with award
Highly Commended, Ryan McGregor, Ayrshire College