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Cardiff Student Wins Welsh Pharmacy Award

5 June 2017

Student Leadership winner, Gwenno Williams
Student Leadership winner, Gwenno Williams, with Mark Koziol and Helen Lewis from the Pharmacists' Defence Association.

Cardiff School of Pharmacy student, Gwenno Williams has proudly won the Student Leadership Award at this year’s Welsh Pharmacy Awards.

In celebration of the pharmacy sector’s key players and innovators, the prestigious awards honour those whose exceptional expertise and contribution have transformed the provision of pharmaceutical care for the better.

Held at The Vale Resort, Glamorgan last week, the Student Leadership Award was given to fourth year MPham student, Gwenno Williams from Cardiff University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences for her exceptional commitment to the Welsh Pharmaceutical Students Association.

The judging panel described Gwenno as ‘a very worthy winner of this award’ revealingthat it was given, in part, due to her impressive ideas to build student engagement in her first year of her undergraduate degree and for putting strong plans in place to overhaul the WPSA and promote greater collaboration once she became the Chairperson of the society in her second year of study.

Speaking of her success, Gwenno said ‘I’m very pleased to have won the Student Leadership Award at this year's Welsh Pharmacy Awards, which is a lovely acknowledgement of my commitment to the Welsh Pharmaceutical Students Association as my happy and fulfilling time at Cardiff University comes to an end.’

Gwenno beat off stiff competition to take home the award, including four of her fellow students from Cardiff’s School of Pharmacy, namely - Mark Sweeney Rana Ajaj, Sarah Alzetani and Stacie Marks who were all short-listed for the same award.

Dr Louise Hughes, Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences added, ‘It was a privilege to be present to hear the judges sing the praises of Gwenno, Mark, Rana, Sarah and Stacie. All five students have demonstrated amazing leadership skills above and beyond all the demands of the course and I am sure they will continue to excel after they join the profession as fully qualified pharmacists - it's good to know that the future of Welsh pharmacy is in their hands!”

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