Prize students take plaudits

Published Thursday, 28th June 2018 in Study at SRUC news

Prizegiving 2018
The prize-winning Barony students with SRUC staff

Hardworking students have been presented with certificates and prizes at the annual awards ceremony at the Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College in front of an audience of friends and family.

More than 30 prizes were awarded to students who made particular achievements, progress or contribution to their course, with prize winners nominated by tutors from each department.

The ceremony was opened by Alistair Marshall, Vice Chairman of the SRUC Board, before Professor Dave Roberts outlined recent events at SRUC and thanked the sponsors for their generosity.

Prof Roberts said: “I would like to congratulate all of you here today for your hard work and effort throughout your studies. Many of you will already be working, some will have decided to return to further training, and others may still be considering what career path to follow. I am sure the industry experience and the practical skills you have gained from Barony will stand you in very good stead for the future. I wish each and every one of you an exciting and rewarding future career.” 

Julie Parker, Senior Tutor, gave an overview of campus activity over the year and introduced guest speaker - Major General James Cowan CEO of the HALO Trust – the world’s largest humanitarian mine clearance organisation.

Before presenting the students with their prizes and certificates, Major General Cowan outlined the six values of the HALO Trust – courage, discipline, integrity, respect for others, loyalty and selfless commitment – which he hoped would be a useful guide to the students as they set out on life.

The Barony prize winners were:

  • Carrs Billington Award - Most improved student in Agriculture – Dylan Little
  • Novartis Award - Best practical student in Agriculture – Lewis Cameron   
  • Kilco International Dairy Trophy - Best dairy student – Katie Jackson       
  • Alisdair Clark Memorial Award - Best stockperson – Scott McLellan      
  • Ishbel Cup & College Quaich - Top student in Agriculture – Morgan Reynolds
  • Smith Trophy – Best trainee in Agriculture – Mitchell Young
  • Richard Keenan Cup – Top student in HNC Agriculture – Andrew McMillan
  • Watson Prize - Best practical Animal Care student – Mark Robertson
  • Animal Care Shield & College Quaich - Top student in Animal Care – Malcolm Haddow
  • Bard Cup - Best practical Animal Nursing Assistant student – Bryony Charlesworth-Martin
  • Bard Award & College Quaich - Top Animal Nursing Assistant student – Heather Duncan
  • Scottish Oils Shield - Top NC Land-based Engineering: An Introduction student – Andrew Neill
  • CLAAS Prize - NC Engineering – The student contributing most to the course – Hope Elletson
  • Terry O’Neill Trophy - Most promising Engineering trainee – Hope Elletson
  • Rickerby Prize – Best practical Engineering student – Ross Graham
  • BAGMA Shield & College Quaich - Top student in Engineering – Glen Montgomery
  • Robert Beamish Memorial Shield - The student who put the most in to the Certificate in Forestry course – Adrianna Quail
  • Handtool Tom Award – The student who works best with handtools – Jonathan Sloan
  • Crown Estates Cup - The best chainsaw student – Calum Spalding
  • Forestry Contracting Association Prize – Hardest working practical student – Shaun Rafferty
  • Yerburgh Trophy & College Quaich - Top student in Forestry – Keiran Durham
  • Developing the Young Workforce Forestry Student of the Year Award – Hayden Gilks
  • Rural Skills Quaich – The student who contributed most to the course – Craig Wood
  • Barony Campus Inspiration Award – Gabriella-Lavinia Woolley
  • Barony Campus Sports & Social Club Award – Abby Fraser
  • Developing the Young Workforce/Chamber of Commerce SRUC Entrepreneur Aspire Award – Laura Hanby
  • SQA Campus Award – Hope Elletson

Closing remarks were given by Professor Wayne Powell, SRUC Principal and Chief Executive, followed by a vote of thanks by Adam Wardrop, Programme Leader for Agriculture.

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