Congratulations to all winners!

Over 275 guests, including the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning and David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014, celebrated the gold, silver and bronze medal winners in the fantastic venue of the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow.

The ceremony, which saw 21 colleges and universities take away medals, underlined the commitment of Scotland’s colleges and universities to help deliver a lasting legacy for the XX Commonwealth Games.

The Game Changer Awards were supported by the Scottish Funding Council and recognised as a Legacy 2014 Programme.

Entries were received from almost every college and higher education institution in Scotland and from right across the country from Aberdeen to Dumfries and Galloway. This demonstrates the wide impact and reach that Glasgow 201 Games is having, far beyond Glasgow, as institutions are keen to take advantage of the opportunities the Games presents.

“The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is much more than a sporting event – it is an opportunity for businesses, organisations and communities across Scotland to benefit now and in the future”
Glasgow 2014

When the XX Commonwealth Games opens in Glasgow on Wednesday 23 July 2014, it will be the biggest event ever to be staged in Scotland.  The Game Changer Awards 2014 is a one-off event to recognise and celebrate the varied and significant contributions that Scotland’s colleges and higher education institutions are making to every aspect of the games and to sport in Scotland.
The Games are much more than a sporting event. They also represent an opportunity for Scotland to showcase its creative and cultural talent, to celebrate and extend connections with the nations and territories of the Commonwealth and delivery a lasting legacy. This spirit is reflected in the Game Changer awards with six different categories that recognise the huge breadth of contribution colleges and higher education institutions are making.

Sporting Contribution

This award recognises a project or initiative in which college and higher education institutions have utilised Glasgow 2014 and its legacy goals to make a significant contribution or substantial difference in sport, sporting performance or activity levels.
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Student Achievement

This award recognises a student led project or initiative inspired by Glasgow 2014 and its legacy goals.

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Learning & Skills

This award recognises a project or initiative in which college and higher education institutions have utilised Glasgow 2014 and its legacy goals as an opportunity to develop skills and capabilities.

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Creative & Cultural

Recognising a project or initiative in which college and higher education institutions have utilised Glasgow 2014 and its legacy goals to develop creative or cultural activity within the institution, locally, nationally or internationally.

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International Contribution

To be awarded to a project or partnership in which college and higher education institutions have utilised Glasgow 2014 and its legacy goals as an opportunity to operate and engage in a global environment.

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Research Impact

This award recognises the impact of research relevant to the Glasgow 2014 Games, its legacy goals and/or to the enhancement of sport or understanding of the Commonwealth in Scotland.

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