The University held their annual Excellence Scholarships Awards evening last week, Thursday 13th December 2018. A range of scholarships were awarded to recognise academic excellence and celebrate contributions to University life.
Two students within the Geography Department received scholarships:
Steven Walker (Year 3 – BSc (Hons) Geology with Physical Geography)
Steven has been awarded a Chancellor’s Scholarship, which is awarded to students who have helped raise the profile of the University and made an outstanding contribution to the University. Steven worked on a research project during the Summer studying undescribed 400 million year old fossil specimens from southeastern Morrocco. He worked in collaboration with academics from the department and universities in the US, China and Wales, presenting his work at the Palaeontological Association Annual Meeting and publishing a manuscript in an issue of the Geological Society Special Publications.
Lewis Winship (Year 1 – BSc(Hons) Geoenvironmental Hazards)
Lewis received an Entrance Excellence Scholarship, which is awarded to students prior to starting their programme. Lewis was a member of the Police Cadets where he undertook a four year volunteering programme, completing more than 200 hours service supporting local organisations and event. He also raised money for a refugee charity as part of the National Citizenship Scheme, volunteers for Inspired Support, a charity that works with children with autistic spectrum disorders and supports children at his school who were struggling academically.
Two additional students also received an Academic Achievement Excellence Award. This is an award for full and part-time students who, through hard work and commitment to their studies, have achieved the highest mark APM (Average Percentage Mark) in their Faculty. The first year award was awarded to Amanda Hughes, BSc (Hons) Geology with Physical Geography, and the second year award was awarded to Eleanor Malone, BSc (Hons) Geography.
Congratulation to all students who received awards last week. Keep up the hard work!