On Tuesday 17th July 2018, Academics and Staff from the School of Physical Sciences had the pleasure of joining our graduating students in celebrating their academic achievements.
Graduating students, their families and their friends were invited to join the School at Westgate Hall in the centre of the City of Canterbury. Located near to Canterbury Cathedral, it gave graduates the opportunity to celebrate their day together before their graduation ceremony began at 2.30pm in the afternoon.
As this year our graduates had an early graduation ceremony, the School provided a selection of Danish pastries, strawberries, sweet treats and drinks to enjoy before our School prize giving event. The graduates also had a fun photo opportunity with our very special School of Physical Sciences Photo Booth, where they could use our comedy props or capture a more formal photograph in front of our School banner.
At midday, the formal prize ceremony begun. Professor of Chemistry and Forensic Science Michael Went presented our SPS Prize Giving Event, as a wonderful opportunity to recognise and celebrate our SPS graduates and their achievements. Below is a list of the categories and Prize Winners.
SPS Prize Giving
Faculty of Sciences: Martin Prize – Faith Taylor
Faculty of Sciences: Dean’s Prize – Samuel L Jackson
Faculty of Sciences: Rotary Prize’s – John James Pooley and Charlotte Curtis
SPS Outstanding Contribution Prize – Athena SWAN Community Prize – Diana-Madalina Suciu, Faith Taylor and Robert Nash
Overall Best Performance by Graduating Chemistry BSc Student – Charlotte Curtis
MChem Finalist Prize – Overall Best Performance by Graduating Chemistry MChem Student – Robert Nash
Royal Society of Chemistry MChem Research Project Prize for Best Mark acheived in Research Project CH740 – Robert Nash
Royal Society of Chemistry BSc Research Project Prize – Prize for best mark achieved in Research Project CH620 – Sean McCarthy
Richard Jones Prize for Best Performance at Stage 3 Forensic Science – Emily Oakhill
Forensic Science Project Prize – Best Mark in BSc Forensic Science Project Module PS620 – Natalie Kent and Chloe Woods
Richard Jones Prize for Best Performance at Stage 4 Forensic Science – Emma Louise Hartley
Forensic Science Project Prize – Best Mark in MSci Project Module PS740 – Emma Louise Hartley
SPS Prize for Best Expert Witness Defence – Andras Albert Sata
SPS Prize for Best Expert Witness Defence – Nicola Sadler
Best Graduating Physics BSc Student Prize – Daniel Michael Dickens
BSc Project Prize – Prize awarded for best final year project PH617 – Callum Joel Fairbairn
Best Graduating Physics MPhys Student Prize – John James Pooley
MPhys Project Prize – Best Final Year MPhys Research Project – John James Pooley
Rob Butler Memorial Prize
Best Performance in Group Project PH603 – Michael Capaldi, Abdul Chowdhury, Nicholas Christou, David Farmer, Steven Friend, Sean Kerry and Rachel Wiles
On behalf of all the Staff from the School of Physical Sciences, we would like to congratulate every one of our Graduating Students and wish you all the best for your promising future ahead.