Borders College

Students cater to Scottish Parliament

Hospitality students from Borders College recently had the opportunity to practice the skills of their trade, serving canapés to guests at the annual Colleges Scotland Parliamentary Reception held in the Garden Lobby of The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

Hospitality students at Parliamentary Reception

Pictured above (left to right) are: Elaine Henderson (Lecturer), Hannah Finnie, Billy Brogan, Richard McKenzie, John Johnstone, Lynne Gilchrist (Head of Faculty for Creative Industries, Business and Sport), Lucie Richardson and Rachael Hamilton MSP.

Five students from NVQ Levels 2 and 3 Professional Cookery at the College were chosen to represent Borders College at the Parliamentary Reception, hosted by Liz Smith MSP and attended by members of the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish college sector and stakeholders. 

Borders College students serving canapes at The Scottish ParliamentTheir Front of House Lecturer Elaine Henderson said: “This was valuable experience for the students and an opportunity for them to experience working at an event outside of the College.”

The reception provides Scottish colleges with the opportunity to showcase their innovation and skills, projects, and areas of expertise, including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).  This year’s theme was ‘Colleges – Delivering Skilled and Successful Learners’ and showcases ranged from construction and engineering to musical performance and energy/renewables initiatives.

Photos from the reception, taken by students from New College Lanarkshire, can be viewed on the Colleges Scotland Facebook page.

Published: Wed 4th Oct, 2017