School Celebrates Student Excellence

This month the School welcomed its undergraduate Scholarship winners and top performing students to a lunch with Head of School, Professor Paul Milbourne to receive their awards.

Professor Paul Milbourne stated:
"It is great to see the School's high achievers being rewarded for their efforts. The award of eight scholarship prizes to first year students who achieved three A grades at A Level and five prizes to our top performing students in years one and two should act as an incentive for new and current students to aim high."

Scholarship Winners
  • Chloe Grace Beard
  • Nicholas Mann
  • Thomas Moran
  • Ashleigh Morris
  • Elizabeth Nudd
  • Alberto Pisante
  • Tomos Roberts
  • Lauren Short

School scholarship winners received the first of their three cheques for achieving three A grades at A Level (or equivalent) totalling £2000 per student.

School scholarship winner Lauren Short told us:
“I feel extremely grateful and privileged to have been awarded the scholarship for geography. The money has already been put to some good use, including buying some books that will help me on the course for the next three years, plus a deposit for my house next year! I would definitely encourage people to aim for the scholarship as it was a very proud moment for me when I was awarded it! I also think it will show me in a good light in the future when seeking employment.”

Top Performing Students

Top performing students were also recognised and provided with a certificate for achieving the highest average on their course in their year. They also received a £50 Amazon book voucher.

A 'Higher Achiever Certificate 2013' was awarded to:

  • Louie Davis - BSc Geography and Planning Year 3
  • Jack Pickering - BSc Geography and Planning Year 2
  • Rebecca Sladen - BSc City and Regional Planning Year 2
  • Thomas Wilson - BSc City and Regional Planning Year 3 (Placement)
  • Sophie Yates - BSc Human Geography Year 2

We spoke with top performing student (year 3, BSc Geography and Planning) Louie Davis, who told us:
"I would encourage others to aim for the best grades. It definitely helps in terms of personal confidence and career opportunities.” 

Thomas Wilson, top performing student (year 3, BSc City and Regional Planning, Placement year) said:
It's great to receive an award for attainment. The BSc City and Regional Planning course offers exciting prospects for those who work hard and do well.”