A month of GCU celebrations was kicked off by the School of Health and Life Science's Learning Development Centre as it was named Academic Support Team of the Year in The Herald Higher Education Awards. The Centre was recognised for work including developing programmes hosted by GCU and the Scottish Ambulance Service to an MSc-level programme for the Ambulance Academy – Scotland’s only provider of technician and paramedic academic training.

Engineering students achieved a hat-trick for the University in the final of the CIOB Global Student Challenge, winning the contest for the third year in a row.

Held in Hong Kong and run by the Chartered Institute of Building to develop leadership skills, the challenge was won by GCU’s Tartan Construction, who triumphed over finalists from the universities of Cambridge, Loughborough, Melbourne and Chongqing and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Podiatry graduate Benedictine Yen Chen Khor was awarded a prestigious Carnegie Scholarship to return to GCU to work on a PhD. And students Hanna Burns and Rebecca Brown took a bite of the Big Apple after winning support from Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Saltire Scholar Internship Programme. The programme funded the International Fashion Branding students’ internship at the Fair Fashion Center.