As Covid19 swept the nation, students across the globe saw the end of their academic year take a dramatic change of direction.
With their studies moved online and their summer plans on hold, thirteen of West College Scotland’s Paisley campus, Access to Nursing and HNC Care and Administrative Practice students prepared to be drafted in to help on the frontline.
Putting months of training and work experience into practice, our students witness first-hand the effects of Covid.
Along with thousands of other key workers, their commitment, dedication, hard work and bravely has been recognised across the nation, but for our Care Lecturers who taught the students, they wanted to show just how proud of them they are, by creating their very own ‘Covid heroes wall of fame’.
Proudly displayed in the Care teaching corridor of our Paisley campus, our ‘WCS Heroes’ collage, pays tribute to all those who worked and continue to work tirelessly through this pandemic.
Care Lecturer, Christine Dougan, commented, “I am immensely proud of the contribution our students have made in these uncertain and dynamic times.
This will be a defining moment in their careers
Head of Care, Jacqueline McLellan said, “These students have shown an amazing commitment by providing vital support to the health care workforce during the pandemic. The students have been instrumental in helping to alleviate pressure on NHS services. The lecturing team are exceptionally proud of how these students managed to balance working on the frontline whilst also continuing with their studies.
This level of dedication is a true testament to the calibre of these students and we are delighted see them honoured in this way.