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Congratulations to Sue Dixon on winning the 2008 Student Essay Competition
This year students responded to the question
"What makes a good bioscience lecturer?"
We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2008 competition; Sue Dixon, a 2nd year Biomedical Sciences student from the University of Southampton.
The Student Essay Competition, 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 of some of the issues affecting students. The competition gives students the opportunity to gain points for their CV, stand out from the crowd, and win up to £250 for their essay. We hope that the essays provide a useful resource for teaching staff.
This year we received thirty-six entries, the highest number ever, of these eight were short listed from which one winner and two runner-up essays were chosen.
Thank you to all who submitted an essay and congratulations to the winner, Sue Dixon, the runners-up, Stephanie Hay and Kar-Wei Leung and all the short listed entrants. The winning, runner-up and short listed essays are available below to download in pdf format.
Sue Dixon, 2nd year Biomedical Sciences student at the University of Southampton
Stephanie Hay, 1st year Biomedical Sciences student at Newcastle University
Kar-Wei Leung, 2nd year Biomedical Sciences student at the University of Manchester
Stacey King, 2nd year Applied Biomedical Sciences student at Nottingham Trent University
Laura Nicell, 3rd year Biomedical Sciences student at Newcastle University
Jolinda Pollock, 2nd year Medical Biology student at the University of Edinburgh
Ann-Marie Rathbone, 1st year Biomedical Sciences student at Staffordshire University
Rudi Verspoor, 2nd year Ecology student at the University of Edinburgh
Essays were received from students at the following institutions:
- Cardiff University, School of Biosciences
- King's College London, School of Biomedical Health and Life Sciences
- Keele University, School of Life Sciences
- Leeds Metropolitan University, Faculty of Health,
- Newcastle University, School of Biomedical Sciences
- Nottingham Trent University, School of Science and Technology
- Oxford Brookes University, School of Life Sciences
- St Georges University of London, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
- Staffordshire University, Biological Sciences
- Swansea University, School of Medicine
- University of Edinburgh, School of Biological Sciences
- University of Glasgow, Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences
- University of Hull, Department of Biological Sciences
- University of Manchester, Faculty of Life Sciences
- University of Oxford, Department of Biomedical Sciences
- University of Sheffield, Department of Biomedical Sciences,
- University of Southampton, School of Biological Sciences
- University of Sussex, Department of Biochemistry
- University of Ulster Coleraine Campus, School of Biomedical Sciences
- University of Warwick, Department of Biological Sciences
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