22 UG Finalists Receive Special Awards in The School of Agriculture, Policy and Development

Agric gradsThe School of Agriculture Policy and Development is delighted to announce that 22 of its undergraduate finalists have received special awards this summer, and although we've been unable to have a formal graduation celebration, we are extremely proud of the achievements of all our students. A variety of prizes and awards were given by the School and by partnering organisations in recognition of excellence across a range of areas.

These include:

Achievement Awards

This year's finalists to receive our Programme Achievement Awards are:

  • Roseanna Uden, BSc Agriculture
  • Poppy Yeatman, BSc Agricultural Business Management
  • Rebecca Newman, BSc Animal Science
  • Rachael Osbourne, BSc Consumer Behaviour and Marketing
  • Marlene Horsford, BSc Environmental Management
  • Katherine Newland, BSc International Development
  • Amy Merrington, BSc Food Marketing and Business Economics

Best Dissertation Awards

This year's finalists to receive the Best Dissertation Awards are:

  • Laura Wilkins, BSc Animal Science
  • Emilie Duda, BSc Consumer Behaviour and Marketing
  • Amy Merrington, BSc Food Marketing and Business Economics
  • Holly Grey, BSc International Development

Outreach Awards

The Outreach Award recognises a student's outstanding contribution in support of their programme, fellow students and the School.

Awardees include:

Caitlin Edwards, BSc Consumer Behaviour and Marketing (CBM) – For outstanding contribution to outreach for CBM including as a Student Ambassador.

Christina Stefanakis, BSc Food Marketing and Business Economics (FMBE) – For outstanding contribution to outreach for FMBE including as a Student Ambassador.

Abigail Jones, BSc International Development – For excellent support as an engaging, friendly and knowledgeable Student Ambassador.

Thomas Matthews, BSc Agricultural Business Management – For his contribution as President of the Agric Club during his second year and significant role in the organisation of events such as the annual conference and the Red Tractor campaign on campus that showcases the engagement of students and the School with activities linked to the agricultural sector.

The David Beever Memorial Award, awarded for achievement in dairying

Roseanna Uden (BSc Agriculture) receives this year's David Beever Memorial Award for her overall academic achievements with specific focus on performance in the dairy aspects of our curriculum. Roseanna is also recognised for the quality of her dissertation project entitled: 'Variation in Dietary Nitrogen Use Efficiency in UK Commercial Dairy Herds'.

Helen Ekins Memorial Prize, awarded to a female student achieving excellence in an Agriculture degree

Florence Hole (BSc Agriculture) has been awarded the Helen Ekins Memorial Prize Fund Award in recognition of her motivation, proactive approach and high engagement throughout her degree. Florence also demonstrated an excellent understanding concepts and topics discussed with farmers, farm managers, consultants and academics during farm visits and classroom debates.

Worshipful Co of Farmers Award for best AG or ABM Dissertation Poster

William Harvey (BSc Agriculture) has received the Worshipful Co of Farmers Award for best Agriculture/Agricultural Business Management Dissertation Poster. The Royal Agricultural Society of England's Student Award George Norris (BSc Agriculture) has been awarded the Royal Agricultural Society of England's Student Award in recognition of his motivation during the course and active engagement in class discussions, providing well-articulated answers and constructive arguments.

The Edith Mary Gayton Award

Annabelle Nash (BSc Agricultural Business Management) has received the Edith Mary Gayton Award for demonstrating excellence in farm business management; both understanding and practical implementation. Her dissertation project on "Exploring awareness of Antimicrobial Resistance and Usage in the UK poultry Industry: A study of UK poultry farmers" highlighted a very important matter for the future of the poultry industry. The award is part of the Edith Mary Gayton Bequest, managed by the Farm Management Unit at The University of Reading. Congratulations again to all our finalists and awardees on their achievements.

 

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