Centre for Bioscience, The Higher Education Academy

Student Award

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Congratulations to Ricky Trigg and Katherine Staines on winning the Student Award 2010

This year students responded to the question "How would you advise new bioscience students to make the most out of practical work?"

Photo of Ricky Trigg recieving his certificate, photo coutesy of Jonathan Payens, the Higher Education AcademyThe Student Award, open to all UK higher education students studying a pure or applied biological science, aims to raise awareness in the bioscience teaching and learning community students' opinions and experiences of learning in the biosciences. The award gives students the opportunity to gain points for their CV, stand out from the crowd, and win up to £250 for their entry. In 2010 entries could be an essay, poster, leaflet, a PowerPoint presentation, a podcast, a video or an online submission (e.g. web page, a blog posting, a wiki or other social media contribution).

This year we received 23 entries, of these 8 were shortlisted from which the 2 winners were selected.

The judging panel (which contained members of the Centre's Advisory Group and a panel of student markers) were impressed with the overall standard and, in the end, it was decided to award first prize to two entries - one postgraduate and one undergraduate.

Congratulations to our winners, Ricky Trigg, shown above at the Higher Education Academy Conference receiving his certificate from Bob Burgess (photo courtesy of Jonathan Payens, Higher Education Academy) and Katherine Staines, and also to all the runner-up and shortlisted entrants. The winning, runner-up and shortlisted entries are available below.

Student Award logoWinners

Katherine Staines, University of Edinburgh (postgraduate winner)

Ricky Trigg, University of Leicester (undergraduate winner)



Jelena Aleksic, University of Cambridge

Kaisa Kajala, University of Cambridge

Andria Pelava, University of Leicester


Catherine Jeanes, Royal Veterinary College

James Newton, University of Leicester

Rudi Verspoor, University of Edinburgh


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