The 2016 Award for Excellence has been won by the University of St Andrews for their IT apprentice scheme. The panel recognised that the scheme delivered benefits to a wide range of stakeholders, creating a pipeline for IT staff resources for the benefit of both the University and local employers, providing young people with the opportunity to learn from experienced colleagues and improving customer satisfaction. It was also noted that the initiative engaged with Governmental agendas. The panel noted that the model had been adopted by other universities in Scotland, thus demonstrating its transferability.
The submission from the University of Sheffield was Highly Commended. The project, Creative Media for the Digital Graduate, sought to enhance student employability by equipping them with the skills and experience to create professional quality video and audio media content.
The submissions from the University of Oxford and the University of York were both Commended.
The 2016 submissions:
Winner: University of St Andrews - IT apprentice scheme
Highly commended: University of Sheffield - Creative Media for the Digital Graduate
Commended: University of Oxford - IT Innovation Challenges
Commended: University of York - End to end monitoring service
University of Edinburgh - University Website Programme
Edinburgh Napier University - Multi-Functional Device (MFD) Unified Printing Project
Liverpool John Moores University - Unified website programme
Kings College London - Charging stations
Trinity College Dublin - Mobility (Wifi) project
Edinburgh Napier University – Appendix 1, Appendix 2 and Appendix 3
Kings College London
University of Oxford
University of St Andrews