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Congratulations to Hannah Grist and Kimberley Stirk - winners of the Student Award 2011

This year we asked students to tell us about "The pluses and minuses of maths on my bioscience course"

BBSRC logo and link to BBSRC websiteThe Student Award is open to all UK higher education students (both undergraduate and postgraduate), studying a pure or applied biological science. It aims to raise awareness in the bioscience teaching and learning community of 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 £300 for their entry. This year there were two winners - one undergraduate and one postgraduate and our thanks go to BBSRC (the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) for sponsoring the postgraduate prize.

In 2011 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). We received 24 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 of the entries.

Congratulations to our winners, Hannah Grist and Kimberley Stirk, and also to all the runner-up and shortlisted entrants. The winning, runner-up and shortlisted entries are available below.


Student Award logoHannah Grist, University of Aberdeen (postgraduate winner)

Kimberley Stirk, University of Exeter (undergraduate winner)



Diamona Koude, Cardiff University

Declan McLaughlin, Queen's University Belfast


Caroline Beckett, University of Leeds

Rachel Bell, University of Leicester

Bethany Griffin, University of Leeds

Sophie Kershaw, University of Oxford


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