Mr Wilkins received the International Award for Service and Activism from the International Association for the Study of Co-operation in Education (IASCE).
Recognising more than two decades’ experience in co-operative education both in the UK and worldwide, Mr Wilkins’s nomination was made by InterAct co-founder and organiser Pam Walker, East of England Society’s Education Development Officer.
Said Ms Walker: “Alan’s contribution in furthering the understanding and practice of co-operative education in the UK and an international context is unquestionable. I highly commend Alan for consideration for an IASCE Award.”
In notifying Mr Wilkins of his award IASCE co-Presidents Prof Lynda Baloche and Dr Celeste Brody wrote: “We applaud your commitment to continuing to broaden knowledge and application through your current work and consider that you are very worthy of this award. The wide influence you have had through your leadership, writing, publications and co-ordination and involvement in a wide range of events and activities is unquestionable.”