Students at a Lanarkshire college have shown their appreciation to their lecturers with surprise thank you messages recently.

The messages, which were posted on social media and via staff emails, were published from Monday 21 June until Friday 25 June and highlighted a range of thank you messages for staff across the college.

The campaign, titled #ThanksToMyLecturer gave students the chance to submit either written or video thank you messages to their lecturers for their support and guidance over the past year. Over 50 individual messages were submitted from students over the week.

One student, Jemma, who has just completed the SWAP Access to Nursing qualification at the college said, “This past year has been a real struggle with home schooling 4 children, juggling having 2 babies and doing my own course work. The only reason I have been able to complete this course is due to my lecturers. They have been outstanding.” 


South Lanarkshire College Principal, Aileen McKechnie, added: “In the face of such exceptional circumstances, our college community has demonstrated deep resilience, incredible flexibility, and absolute determination to work together to ensure student success and compassion for all those around us.

This campaign has really highlighted the enormous impact of all our wonderful staff on our wider college community. Not just our lecturing and teaching staff, but also our support and management teams. Our ICT team has gone above and beyond to ensure everyone at the college had access to the tools needed to undertake their teaching or learning; our Student Services team have been tireless in their support for our students and applicants; our HR and Finance & Funding Teams have ensured our staff had the resources needed to perform their jobs effectively; and our Facilities Team have been a constant presence, keeping us all safe every single day and ensuring our campus remains COVID-secure.

Our staff have been outstanding in supporting our students, supporting each other and the wider community, as well as supporting the work of the College over this past year.  I am so proud of all of them”

View some of the messages for lecturers below, or search #ThanksToMyLecturer on social media to read the submissions or get involved.