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Awards for college lecturers

Dr. Simon Clarke.
Dr. Andrew Jennings.

TWO Shetland College academics were honoured at this year’s Highlands and Islands Student Association Awards.

Dr Andrew Jennings was chosen as the University of the Highlands and Islands’ best research or dissertation supervisor.

Dr Simon Clarke won in the “best assessment feedback category.

Jennings runs the MLitt course in island studies through the Centre for Nordic Studies and was nominated by students for his “passion” for the subject and his constructive feedback.

He said “It’s a great privilege to be chosen for this award by the students. I’m over the moon.”

Clarke is a senior lecturer in archaeology and the head of Shetland College’s creative and cultural industries section.

He has won the assessment feedback award three times before.

“I very much appreciate nominations that my students took the time to make. Even teachers need the encouragement of a gold star every now and again,” he said.

Shetland College’s acting principal Irene Peterson congratulated the pair on their success.

“Each winner, along with the many other nominees, should be proud of the positive impact they’ve had on learners here in Shetland and throughout the University of the Highlands and Islands partnership,” she said.