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Student of the Year 2009

Angela Irvine, aged 43 travels to university by ferry everyday which takes her 30 minutes each way to get there and back. This is of course as long as the weather permits
as in the height of winter the ferry sometimes cannot travel due to adverse weather conditions. Commenting on her journey she says, “I have found the
travelling exhausting, but I’m so glad that I have continued with full time study.”

Angela studies Contemporary Textiles at the University of the Highlands and Islands. She has been awarded the title ‘Student of the Year’ over twelve other
finalists for her “hard work and achievements” according to UHI principal Professor Bob Cormack. Angela has said that she dedicates her win to her husband, fisherman John Lowrie and her two children Rory, 12 and Chloe, 10 years old as they have supported her since day one. Speaking of her well-deserved win she comments “I can’t believe it. It was already a huge sense of achievement when the college named me as their candidate for the overall award, and this is even more thrilling for me and my family.” Angela has won £300 and is planning on spending it on her travel costs.

The award will be presented to Angela on 30th September at the UHI annual lecture.

All students must make sure that they have adequate student insurance in place to cover both themselves and their possessions. E&L Student insurance covers you for legal liability, personal accident cover plus it also covers you for unexpected costs towards missed exams, reimbursement of fees, rent and college expenses should illness or injury occur. To find out more about the student insurance scheme on offer at E&L visit www.eandl.co.uk/student.

Source: www.news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/scotland/north_east/8233325.stm, 2nd September 2009

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