Michael Russell

Michael Russell MSP confirmed as a judge for the Game Changer Awards

We are delighted to have the involvement of Michael Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning as a judge on the Awarding Panel of the Game Changer Awards.

Mr Russell will serve as part of a three-person Awarding Panel; the final stage of judging in the Game Changer Awards. He will help choose the gold, silver and bronze winners in each category from the finalists selected by six panels of shortlisting judges drawn from organisations including SportScotland, NUS Scotland, the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Development International and others. The full list of Shortlisting Judges can be found here.

Mr Russell had previously given his support to the Awards, saying:

“The XX Commonwealth Games this year will provide people from all walks of life an exciting opportunity to be involved in a world class sporting event in Scotland. It’s fantastic to see Scotland’s further and higher education institutions getting involved to ensure that Glasgow 2014 is a success.

“The Game Changer Awards are an opportunity to recognise the wide variety of contributions made by staff and students from our colleges and universities and I wish everyone luck with their applications.”

Mr Russell will also be a guest at the Game Changer Awards Ceremony and dinner on Thursday, 3 April 2014 at which the winners will be presented with their awards. The Ceremony is to be held at the Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs, Glasgow.

Mr Russell’s involvement in the judging process – as well as his attendance at the ceremony – means that a knowledge and understanding of the important and varied contributions made by Scotland’s colleges and higher education institutions to the success of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will be shared with colleagues in the Scottish Government.

Only five days remain in which to enter the Game Changer Awards. Entries close at 5pm on Friday, 31 January 2014. Information about the categories of award, entry criteria and the entry form can be found on the Enter page of Game Changer Awards website.

It’s worth reminding that colleges and higher education institutins are able to submit three entries to each category of award; 18 submissions  overall (as there are six different categories of award).

For the chance to have your project considered by Mr Russell and his fellow judges, go for the win and enter today.