‘Exemplary’ Student Awarded Student of the Year at Lews Castle College UHI as the Online Graduation Week Commences.

SVQ Electrical Installation student Andrew Horne’s work has been described by his lecturer as, “exemplars for future students attending this course in our college.’

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FE Student of the Year Andrew Horne

This week sees Lews Castle College UHI celebrate a week of online graduation celebrations. Sadly, due to Covid restrictions, graduation has not been able to take place but the College are 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. Richard Hemmings, Lecturer in Electrical Engineering said “Andrew’s non practical work has been completed to a very high standard, gaining 100% grades in all the work he submitted to date. During the Covid lockdown, Andrew and his colleagues had to complete as much work as they could on-line. This situation was particularly challenging as Apprentice courses were never designed for on-line delivery. I am very pleased that they coped so well.”


Andrew has been serving his Apprenticeship with local company Ace Electrics. Ace company Secretary Rachel Campbell said: ‘ACES Ltd are 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 2 years at College with the same work ethic and determination he has shown over the last 18 months. Over the last 18 years all of our Electrical Apprentices have enjoyed their training at Lews Castle College as part of their SECTT Apprenticeship scheme.’