CDN Update
I hope this Update finds you safe and well.

Next week we look forward to a week full of celebration as we join together and shout from the roof tops the great successes of the college sector!

First off, we have the #LoveScotlandsColleges campaign which launches on Monday 30 November - St Andrew's Day and continues for the full week. This collaborative digital campaign emerged from the work of the CDN College Marketing Network and will showcase brilliant examples of college work. Get involved by posting, sharing and liking #LoveScotlandsColleges posts on social media.

And secondly, we look forward to virtually welcoming you to the Virtual College Awards on Thursday 3 December. The Awards showcase the very best of what is happening across the college sector. They are also a wonderful way of honouring those who work every day in our colleges to improve the life chances of students. We’d love it if you could join us to honour and toast the successes of the amazing college sector.

Alongside celebrating the college sector, we continue to offer a wide range of courses and events to support your professional development. Take a moment and have a look at what's on offer below and on our event section of the website.

As ever, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you’d like to talk about any aspect of our work, if you'd like to suggest new ways that we can support you, or share experiences and great practice that colleagues in the sector would find useful. You can email me at: jim.metcalfe@cdn.ac.uk
Jim Metcalfe, Chief Executive, CDN
To celebrate the outstanding innovation, hard work and best practice that takes place across the sector every day, our collaborative #LoveScotlandsColleges campaign developed by the CDN Marketing and Communications Network is launching on St Andrews Day, Monday 30 November.
The campaign aims to highlight the importance and strength of Scotland’s colleges, promoting examples, both national and local, of how colleges support students, the economy, businesses, communities and staff.
We are encouraging everyone to get involved with the campaign on social media by using #LoveScotlandsColleges
An Invitation to...
The Virtual CDN College Awards 2020
With just over one week to go until the most anticipated event of the college sector calendar, we can barely wait! The awards celebrate the very best of what is happening across the college sector.
We warmly welcome the hilariously wonderful Elaine C Smith to take the mic as this year’s Master of Ceremonies. We are also delighted to announce that this year's guest speaker will be Richard Lochhead MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science.
The FREE virtual celebration will take place on Thursday 3 December and everyone's welcome!
So get your glad rags on, raise a glass and join the party here.
New webinar: Helping Young People Feel Better Prepared to Vote
This webinar takes place on Tuesday 1 December and will introduce you to the new learning resources from the Electoral Commission in Scotland which aims to give young people the knowledge and understanding to participate in local, regional and national elections. It is a useful learning tool for citizenship education and political literacy and will enable a more engaged and confident citizenship. Book your place here.

New Blog: Suzanne Marshall - CDN Curriculum and Teaching Lead - explores human rights and democracy in new blog 'Human rights and democracy – Why voting matters.' Take a couple of minutes, and read the blog here.
CDN partners with Education Scotland for Thursday Virtual Bridge webinars
CDN has partnered with Education Scotland to bring you additional Virtual Bridge webinar sessions every Thursday. This means that, for the foreseeable future, our popular digital learning series, delivered in partnership with Jisc, will now be running every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Missed a webinar? Don't worry, you can watch them all back on CDN’s YouTube channel here.
Partner News: WorldSkills UK LIVE online
WorldSkills UK LIVE online: Spotlight Talks on Careers, Apprenticeships and excellence in partnership with BAE Systems will take place from 26 to 28 November. The online event will bring together the UK’s leading employers and apprentices to inspire even more young people, from all walks of life, to take up technical career routes and apprenticeships.
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