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Scottish Parliament Motion Welcomes Game Changer Awards and Encourages Entries

 MSP for Paisley George Adam has today lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament welcoming the Game Changer Awards to celebrate the college and university contribution to the XX Commonwealth Games.
 
Mr Adam’s motion, which has already received the support of 15 MSPs, also encourages staff and students in colleges and higher education institutions involved in relevant projects and activities to apply.
 
The full text of Mr Adam’s motion reads:
 
Motion S4M-08849: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/01/2014
Awards Celebrate the College and University Contribution to the Commonwealth Games
That the Parliament welcomes the Game Changer Awards, which it believes have been established to celebrate the important contribution of Scotland’s colleges and higher education institutions to the success of the 2014 Commonwealth Games; understands that the awards are open to staff and students from across the country and, with the final date for entry being 31 January 2014, encourages everybody involved in relevant projects and activities to apply; notes that the awards have been developed by Universities Scotland and Colleges Scotland with support from the Scottish Funding Council and Glasgow 2014 as part of the official programme of legacy activities; understands that winners will be shortlisted by judging panels that will comprise of senior figures from across organisations with relevant expertise, including from Glasgow 2014, the Scottish Government, sportscotland, NUS Scotland, QAA Scotland, Research Councils UK, Scottish Development International, the Scottish Funding Council and the National Galleries of Scotland; believes that the awards will help to inspire interest, excitement and participation in the games among the 50,000 staff and 500,000 students in the country’s colleges and higher education institutions, and wishes all of the entrants every success.
 
Yesterday we announced that the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell MSP is to be an awarding judge and will be attending the Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 3 April at the Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs, Glasgow.
MSPs sitting on the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee and Health and Sport Committee (including Mr Adam who sits on the Education and Culture Committee) will be invited to attend the Awards Ceremony.
 
Only four 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.
 
For the chance to have your project considered by Mr Russell and his fellow judges, go for the win and enter today.