Honour for college tutor

Alan Wilson gets award from HRH Princess Anne
Alan Wilson gets award from HRH Princess Anne
Have your say

A tutor at Leeds College of Building has received an award from HRH The Princess Royal during a ceremony at St James’s Palace.

Alan Wilson was awarded at the City and Guilds of London Institute’s annual Prince Philip Medal ceremony, which celebrates outstanding individuals and tutors.

The awards were presented by Princes Anne, who is President of the Institute.

Alan was recognised for his enthusiasm for teaching.

The judges noted that: “His colleagues say that his technical skill and patience help students push themselves to deliver the best work possible.

“Since he began teaching, Alan has been rated by more than a thousand students.

“The fact that his instructional quality score is 97 per cent shows his consistent level of teaching.

“He also makes time to develop his own professional skills, recently taking on an industrial work placement for a hospital project in Africa.”

He was selected by The Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers Alias Wire Workers, one of 16 Livery Companies who helped found the Institute in 1878.

Jeremy Balcombe, Master of the Tin Plate Worker Alias Wire Workers, said: “We’re delighted to give this award. Alan’s dedication, skill, knowledge, and patience has ensured that his students have produced the highest standards of presentation and design work.”

Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group Chris Jones added: “This award is a sign of passion and dedication to excellence. Alan is certainly deserving of it and should be proud of his accomplishment. We wish him all the best.”