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Staff imaginations captured with Tunnock’s challenge


Christmas creativity doesn’t just apply to buying presents, as members of staff at Robert Gordon University (RGU) found when they took part in a fun competition for the festive season.

One of the Challenge's EntriesAround a dozen entries were submitted to the School of Nursing and Midwifery’s Great British Tunnock’s Biscuit Wrapper Challenge, which has been ongoing since the start of November.

The challenge was to create a structure, sculpture or ornament out of Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer wrappers.

Participants were also allowed to enhance their creation with additional materials, however they could only use things found within the School, on the 5th floor of RGU’s Health and Social Care building.

After nearly two months of work – and some serious consideration from judges Val Milne, from the School of Applied Social Studies, and Jill Adam, from the School of Health Sciences – the winners were announced yesterday.

Laura Chalmers, Nursing lecturer, won the solo entry prize for her jewellery set. She was awarded a Tunnock’s apron, which was donated by Tunnock’s themselves.

While a team of lecturers from Children and Young People Nursing took home the group prize for their creative ‘winter wonderland’. They were each awarded a Tunnock’s mug.

Alison McLennan, Head of Student Experience at RGU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, said: “It was great to see that this fun competition really captured the imagination of all of our staff, whether they took part or simply admired what people had done.

“This has been a very busy semester for everyone in the School and I would like to thank everyone for all of their hard work in supporting our students.”

Release by Jonathon Milne
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