Borders College Department of Enterprise and Business Innovation (DEBI) recently held its annual Celebration of Success event for all students who had achieved their qualification within the last academic year at SCQF level 6 or under.
The evening celebration saw staff, students, family, and friends gather and acknowledge the achievement of everyone through their hard work and determination. The students worked hard over the academic year, juggling work and their studies to achieve their qualifications, with help and support from the DEBI assessment team.
This year’s event saw those who achieved qualifications in Customer Service, Digital Marketing, Professional Development Awards (PDA’s) and Social Services and Healthcare, gather to recognize and celebrate their successes. Recognition awards formed part of the celebration, including:
Student of the Year
This year’s Student of the Year Award was presented to Glen Turnbull. Glen, from Hawick, was recognised as a student who had demonstrated success both in his award and in the workplace. Credited with going the extra mile to uphold the values of the College and his workplace, Glen was said to have a positive attitude and approach to everything he did.
The Exceptional Achievement Award was presented to Mia Thompson. Mia, from Galashiels, was recognised as a student who had surpassed expectations, working above and beyond the requirements of her award, and producing work of an excellent standard.
Special Recognition Award
This year’s Special Recognition Award was presented to Marion Thompson. Marion, from Galashiels, was credited with achieving her qualification through sheer hard work and determination. She persevered to achieve her goals through persistence and dedication.