University of Dundee

Award Ceremony for Life Sciences Students: 5pm Friday 9 November 2012, Dalhousie Building

02 Nov 2012

Life Sciences students from the University of Dundee, who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance, will be formally recognised at a prize-giving ceremony next week.

Fifty-seven students will be congratulated for their hard work and determination and be presented with prizes at the College of Life Sciences Student Awards event on Friday, 9th November. This annual event celebrates the achievements of top-achieving students from the last academic year.

This year’s top prize-winner is Magdalena Grzeszczuk. They 23-year-old from Poland, who graduated in the summer with a First Class BSc (Hons) Molecular Biology, will receive four awards – the British Association 1939 Prize, Molecular Biology Honours Prize, Society of Biology Award, and the Sir James Black Award for Outstanding Achievement – at the ceremony.

Other high-achieving students for the 2011/12 academic year include Emma Bissett (21), from Kinross, and Jamie Czop (20), from Aberdeenshire. Emma, a final year Microbiology student, won four prizes, including the Society for General Microbiology award and the Jonathan Glover Trust Prize for Microbiology. Jamie, who is in the Honours year of his Forensic Anthropology degree won an Armitstead Bursary, the Ede & Ravenscroft Prize (jointly), and the Lippincott Human Anatomy Prize.

Professor David Coates, Dean of Learning & Teaching congratulated all prize-winners on their achievements.

“Each year I am delighted to see the parade of outstanding students who quite rightly have their achievements recognised,” he said. “This is an important evening for the College of Life Sciences because seeing these high-achieving students receiving their awards helps to inspire their peers.

“These young people represent all our futures, and every year it is a humbling experience to be involved in this event. It is a pleasure to help teach such able and committed students. We are justly proud of them.”

The prize-giving ceremony takes place at the University’s Dalhousie Building at 5pm on Friday, 9th November.