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Lews Castle College UHI in Stornoway is hosting a week of online graduation celebrations.
Sadly, due to Covid restrictions, graduations have not been able to take place but the college is continuing to do everything possible to help students celebrate.
Throughout the week the college will be celebrating the stories of some of the wonderful students who have been studying with Lews Castle College UHI.
These stories will celebrate how students, with the support of the college, have overcome extremely difficult circumstances created by the global pandemic to continue to excel in their studies.
One such student is ‘Student of the Year’ Andrew Horne, whose work was described by staff as ‘exemplary for future students attending this course in our college’.
Richard Hemmings, lecturer in electrical engineering, said: ‘Andrew’s non-practical work has been completed to a very high standard, gaining 100 per cent grades in all the work he submitted.
‘During the Covid lockdown, Andrew and his colleagues had to complete as much work as they could online. This situation was particularly challenging as apprentice courses were never designed for online delivery. I am very pleased they coped so well.’
SVQ Electrical Installation student Mr Horne has been serving his apprenticeship with local company Ace Electrics. Ace company secretary Angela Campbell added: ‘ACES Ltd is delighted to hear of Andrew’s award which reflects his hard work and we are appreciative of the support he receives from Lews Castle College.
‘We are sure Andrew will continue to progress through his next two years at college
with the same work ethic and determination he has shown over the last 18 months.
‘Over the last 18 years, all our electrical apprentices have enjoyed their training at Lews Castle College as part of their SECTT Apprenticeship scheme.’
Lews Castle College UHI Student of the Year Andrew Horne.
NO F41 Andrew Horne Student of the year