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Spotlight on student excellence

19 November 2018

High-achieving and scholarship students recognised at annual School of Geography and Planning prize giving on Tuesday 13 November 2018.

The event, held in the Glamorgan Building’s Committee Room, brought together top-performing undergraduate students and postgraduate students who have received bursaries or scholarships.

The School recognised the top 10 undergraduate students (who have achieved the highest average marks in their first and second years) for their hard work and commitment to academic excellence. For the second year running it also acknowledged five students who improved their overall academic performance between their first and second years.

Alongside the undergraduate prizes, the event also provided an opportunity to recognise current postgraduate scholarship holders and bursary beneficiaries. This year, they included recipients of Cardiff University Master’s Excellence Scholarships and the Brian Large and Rees Jeffreys bursaries (funding Master’s level students studying Transport and Planning).

Head of School Professor Paul Milbourne said: “This is a highlight of the School calendar and an opportunity for me to acknowledge the commitment, perseverance and dedication of our students. They are a curious, critical, engaged and active community who embrace new ways of thinking, question the status quo and are eager to effect a positive change in society.

He added: “I am immensely proud of all our students who are excellent ambassadors for the School and for the geography and planning disciplines. I have no doubt they will go on to achieve considerable academic success and fulfil their professional and career aspirations. Whichever field they go into, I’m certain they will make good use of the skills they have developed and the experiences they have enjoyed as students with us.”

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