GLASGOW Clyde College’s commitment to promoting inclusion for students and staff across the learning environment was recognised at this year’s SQA Star Awards.

Winning the Promoting Inclusion Award for its use of assistive technologies, the college successfully demonstrated its dedication to promoting inclusiveness by ensuring its digital environments, learning and teaching materials and college spaces are accessible to everyone through the effective use of technology.

Running since March 2016 and funded by the Glasgow Clyde Education Foundation, the programme has piloted a series of micro-projects within curriculum areas and college services. Focusing on four key areas – including learning materials and online learning spaces, access to learning, technology-enabled study skills and assessment practices and, staff and student assistive technology training – all micro-projects use assistive technology to enhance or adapt current practice whilst developing new and inclusive methodologies.

Stuart Milligan, assistive technology development officer at Glasgow Clyde College, said: “We are over the moon to have won at this year’s SQA Star Awards. This innovative project has helped the college to identify the needs of students, allowing us to create a technology-enabled environment where everyone can be independent and successful. This is supported by staff training to increase capacity and promote an inclusive classroom.”