Borders College

College and University partner to welcome international visitors

Staff and students from Borders College and Heriot Watt University took advantage of their shared campus partnership earlier in the year when they jointly hosted a Burns supper for international visitors to the Scottish Borders Campus.

Level 2 Catering and Hospitality students

Pictured with Piper Jake Mirley are Catering and Hospitality students Jason Bell, Erin Mcaleer, Caitlin Jackson, Dylan Hogarth and Angus Levell

Heriot Watt University (HWU) is one of 6 partner universities across Europe who hosted a week of events and training for international PhD programme ArcInTex, which is funded by Marie Curie.  The HWU School of Textiles and Design thought it would be a lovely gesture to show visiting students and supervisors a taste of Scotland by hosting a Burns supper, and where better than the Borders College Restaurant, where the College’s Catering and Hospitality students carry out their professional training.

Many nationalities were represented with students and PhD supervisors from Lithuania, India, Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Portugal to name just a few.

A Heriot Watt University spokesperson said:Sarah Keith (HWU School of Textiles and Designer Lecturer)

“The evening was a huge success, complete with a Piper and the addressing of the Haggis, which caused some puzzled faces and a few laughs!”

The Address to the Haggis was delivered by Sarah Keith (HWU School of Textiles and Design Lecturer).

Level 2 Catering and Hospitality students Angus Levell, Erin Mcaleer, Dylan Hogarth, and Caitlin Jackson, and level 3 student Jason Bell, ably served guests, ensuring that they had the best possible experience of a traditional Burns supper.


Published: Mon 26th Mar, 2018