Elaine Walker, a mature adult nursing programme student from Dalbeattie who is studying at our Dumfries Campus has won the first Sir David Landale Prize. the prize was presented to her at The Dumfries Graduation ceremony held on 31st October 2017.
Sir David was the chair of the Crichton Endowment Trust which became the Crichton Foundation and played a vital role in establishing a university campus at Crichton and regularly attended and supported Foundation events. The prize is awarded to a nominated student who has made an outstanding contribution to the Crichton Campus and to the Dumfries and Galloway Region.
Elaine, the first winner of this award was nominated by Dr Shirley Turberville, Head of UWS Dumfries Campus for demonstrating passions and enthusiasm as a student representative on the staff-student liaison group and in her final year, she was also its Chair. In addition, she took part in many voluntary and Open events encouraging local school pupils to join the profession. She also represented the students of the School at and Nursing and Midwifery Council quality review of our nursing programme.
Dr Turberville had no hesitation in recommending Elaine for the prize because of the commitment and enthusiasm that she has shown throughout her student career.