Laura Baird

Laura Baird, 30, from Lenzie, sought a career-change from her administrative job. She started the NC Built Environment programme in 2015 before progressing on to complete the HNC

Laura Baird, 30, from Lenzie, sought a career-change from her administrative job. She started the NC Built Environment programme in 2015 before progressing on to complete the HNC, being presented with an award for excellence at the College’s Awards Ceremony in November 2017.

She was nominated for the award by college staff for her ongoing commitment to the course and consistent academic achievement, overcoming various personal challenges to do to.

She said: “Juggling studying, working and looking after my daughter was a big challenge when I started at college, and it took a while to work out the best way to ensure that I was able to complete my coursework to my full satisfaction. However with the support of my friends and family along with that of the teaching staff at college, it got easier over time and I am pleased that my hard work paid off and I was able to complete the course.”

Laura now hopes to continue on to university to gain a degree in Quantity Surveying.

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