University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has been shortlisted for five awards across four categories of the prestigious Herald Higher Education Awards.
The University is shortlisted for Research Project of the Year for two separate research projects, as well as Outstanding Contribution from a University Student, Marketing/PR Campaign of the Year and the Partnership Award.
UWS’ ground-breaking discovery into the world’s first viable preventative treatment for Acanthamoeba keratitis, a devastating eye condition prevalent amongst contact lens users, led by UWS’ Professor Fiona Henriquez and a joint research project between UWS and the University of Edinburgh looking into the integration of British Transport Police into Police Scotland have been nominated in the Research Project of the Year category.
The university’s collaboration with NHS 24, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership is up for the Partnership Award. This teaching innovation has been developed by UWS lecturers Susan Rae and Gillian Gamble and the multiagency collaboration combines a breadth of expertise to develop and inspire undergraduate student nurses in the area of technology-enabled care.