• Phil Packer

Thank you to Colleges Scotland for supporting BRIT and championing the BRIT Challenge

We were delighted that Colleges Scotland continued to partner with us and champion the BRIT 2021 Challenge so that every college in Scotland had the opportunity to register teams and their students and staff were are able to participate.

We are sincerely grateful to Shona Struthers, Chief Executive of Colleges Scotland, and her team, for all their enthusiasm to assist us in improving and supporting young adult mental health and fitness throughout Scotland.


Pre-launch of the BRIT Challenge this year, Shona said;

“Colleges Scotland is delighted to continue to partner with The British Inspiration Trust (BRIT) and support their inspiring BRIT 2021 Challenge. The BRIT 2021 Challenge is an inclusive and accessible event for students, and staff, throughout Scotland to improve their mental health and fitness; be they on campus or at home. We hope that all our Scottish colleges will embrace this exciting challenge, enter teams and encourage student, and staff, participation.” Mental health affects us all and the BRIT 2021 Challenge is a tremendous opportunity to raise awareness of the mental health issues faced by young adults in Scotland and raise vital funds for a collaboration of mental health charities who support students and young adults”. Shona Struthers Chief Executive Colleges Scotland

Colleges Scotland aims to be at the heart of a world class college sector that is recognised, valued and available to all. Colleges Scotland is the collective voice of the college sector in Scotland. They support and champion the sector by leading and influencing policy, enhancing and maintaining strong partnerships, and demonstrating the positive impacts of the sector. Their members are;

  • North East College Scotland (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)

  • Ayrshire College (Ayrshire)

  • Borders College (Borders)

  • Forth Valley College (Forth Valley)

  • Dumfries and Galloway College (Dumfries and Galloway)

  • Edinburgh College (Edinburgh and Lothians)

  • Fife College (Fife)

  • Glasgow Kelvin College (Glasgow)

  • Glasgow Clyde College (Glasgow)

  • City of Glasgow College (Glasgow)

  • Argyll College UHI (Highlands and Islands)

  • Inverness College UHI (Highlands and Islands)

  • Lews Castle College UHI (Highlands and Islands)

  • Moray College UHI (Highlands and Islands)

  • North Highland College UHI (Highlands and Islands)

  • Orkney College UHI (Highlands and Islands)

  • Perth College UHI (Highlands and Islands)

  • Shetland College UHI (Highlands and Islands)

  • West Highland College UHI (Highlands and Islands)

  • South Lanarkshire College (Lanarkshire)

  • New Lanarkshire College (Lanarkshire)

  • Dundee and Angus College (Tayside)

  • West College Scotland (West)

  • West Lothian College (West Lothian)

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI, New Battle Abbey College and Scotland's Rural College sit out with regionalisation arrangements.


Over the past two years, almost 180 university and college teams have taken part in our annual BRIT Challenge.


Thank you to every student and staff member in colleges throughout Scotland for participating.


The next BRIT Challenge will take place in February 2022 and we hope every Scottish college will enter teams and encourage their students and staff to take part.