A KELTY man is walking on air after picking up Staff Member of the Year at this year’s National Union of Students (NUS) Scotland Awards. 

Craig Walker, Fife College students’ association manager, was up against students’ association staff and officers from colleges and universities throughout Scotland. 

His leadership and groundbreaking new processes, which have seen a dramatic rise in student engagement, shone through and proved a hit with the judges.

Craig said: “I am extremely grateful to have won this award. 

“I definitely couldn’t have won this without the brilliant people I work with every day and I’d like to thank them all for their support and hard work.”

Now in its ninth year, the NUS Scotland Awards are an annual celebration of the work Students’ Associations, officers and staff do across Scotland.

The awards are an opportunity to share best practice, showcase outstanding results and recognise the impact of Students’ Associations and what they do to make a difference to students in their everyday lives.

Work undertaken by the FCSA, over the last four years, has seen a huge rise in student engagement while the number of student officers currently working on campus has also doubled.

New processes have made the Students’ Association more inclusive to all regardless of age, socio-economic background and experience while students are also gaining more benefits from participating thanks to Craig and the team.

Carol Hunter, FCSA president for education and representation, said: “I am delighted to see Craig receive this well-deserved recognition. 

“Craig provides vital support and vision to the Students’ Association and is an asset to both the FCSA and Fife College. 

"The whole FCSA team is truly grateful for all of Craig’s dedication and support.”