UHI grad­u­ate

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

UHI Stu­dent of the year award. Pro­gramme leader Dr John Howe said of the 19 honours stu­dents: ‘They have demon­strated ex­em­plary con­duct, as­ton­ish­ing ma­tu­rity, ded­i­ca­tion and above all, per­haps most im­por­tantly, a strong bond of friend­ship.’

Dr Shona Mag­ill, Head of Stu­dent Ser­vices, said the group had made a huge con­tri­bu­tion to stu­dent ac­tiv­ity at SAMS UHI.

Ad­dress­ing the grad­u­ates dur­ing his key­note speech, Pro­fes­sor Stu­art Monro, sci­en­tific di­rec­tor of the Scot­tish Con­sor­tium for Ru­ral Re­search, said: ‘Go out and use the knowl­edge and un­der­stand­ing you have gained at SAMS to stew­ard this won­der­ful world.’

Other prizewin­ners were: Jo­hanna Fehling Memo­rial Prize (Best pub­lished pa­per by a PhD stu­dent) – Paul Dees; Prize for best EMMS Masters project con­ducted at SAMS – Kirsten Din­woodie; Best dis­ser­ta­tion for the ACES co­hort 2016-18 – Nikko Ca­bil­lon; SAMS Coun­cil Award for Aca­demic Ex­cel­lence – Ivan Cau­tain; SAMS Award for Over­all Achieve­ment – Hanna Ewen; Tim Boyd Prize for Oceanog­ra­phy – James Coogan.

The Scot­tish As­so­ci­a­tion for Marine Sci­ence (SAMS UHI), based at Dun­staffnage, near Oban, is Scot­land’s largest and old­est in­de­pen­dent marine sci­ence or­gan­i­sa­tion.

It is an aca­demic part­ner within the Univer­sity of the High­lands and Is­lands.

Se­nior aca­demic staff and spe­cial guests from this year’s grad­u­a­tion. SAMS UHI’s Dr David Hughes had the hon­our of car­ry­ing the cer­e­mo­nial mace.

Win­ner of the SAMS Over­all Achieve­ment Award went to Hanna Ewen, pic­tured with Prof Crichton Lang, Univer­sity of the High­lands and Is­lands deputy prin­ci­pal.

Eleanor Wood, above, with di­rec­tor of stud­ies Dr Michele Stan­ley of SAMS UHI, the Univer­sity of the High­lands and Is­lands’ dean of re­search Michael Rayner, and vice-prin­ci­pal for re­search Pro­fes­sor Neil Simco, and pic­tured right in the lab en­vi­ron­ment.

Paul Dees won the Jo­hanna Fehling Memo­rial Prize for the best pub­lished pa­per by a PhD stu­dent.

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