Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Scholarships and awards

Back from London on an early train this morning, and into some catching up with the rest of the Executive Team and a facilitator we use for our training activities. We've got our annual awaydays coming up and are planning what to do. Current suggestions are around engagement - engagement with our staff and with our customers. Then a liaison meeting with our colleagues in the Library where we talked about identity management, revising and updating our Information Strategy and research data management.

This evening I went to a scholarship presentation evening organised by our Alumni office - thanks to the generosity of many alumni, parents and friends we have awarded 38 undergraduate and 6 postgraduate scholarships worth over £125,000 to deserving and talented students who are in need of extra financial support to fulfil their true potential. It was great to see the students get their certificates:

And also to see a couple of student societies who get support from the alumni fund -  the Singers Society and the Dance Sports Society. Great performances from both.

I was also really pleased to hear tonight that Professor Tim Birkhead from our Animal and Plant Sciences Department has won Bioscience Teacher of the Year. There's a really good video about him, which we played a part in getting made....  Well done Tim - a very deserved award.

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