Julie Halliday graduated in 2016 having previously studied her HND in Acting and Performance at West College Scotland.

She has now secured a permanent Drama teaching job at the Galashiels Academy and won Probationer Teacher of the Year for the Scottish Borders Area.

Julie points out how the College helped her gain the confidence and skills she needed:

From day one I knew I was not a student... I was a professional actor and it is this attitude from the lecturers combined with their dedication that kept me focused on my goal! The lecturers helped me even after being told I had a disability they got me to this point, I am now doing a job I love, teaching theatre and drama to pupils and taking their teaching strategies with me!!! Forever grateful