Tell us your story 2012/13

Vice-Chancellor honours staff and student stars

The winners of this year’s Tell Us Your Story awards have been announced.

Over 100 guests attended the award ceremony to see Vice-Chancellor Professor Cliff Allan announce the winners of this year’s staff and student awards.

Professor Allan said: “One of the most impressive things about this year’s awards is the number of students who have nominated staff and vice versa, I think this is a good indication of the high esteem our staff and students hold each other in.

“The calibre of this year’s finalists was excellent, and I have no doubt that next year’s awards will continue to demonstrate the wealth of talent on offer at this University.”

Academic Staff of the Year - Winner

Professor Alister Scott, Professor of Environmental and Spatial Planning

Alister’s innovative work has bought together academics from the University with leading professionals in his field, a pioneering approach which has helped to link the University’s academic research with business.

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Professional and Administrative Staff of the Year - Winner

Shona McQuillan, Enquiry Handling and Database Manager

Shona provides exceptional support for prospective students, receiving praise from the mother of an applicant with Aspergers for her ability to go the ‘extra mile’ in helping her son.

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Undergraduate Student of the Year - Winner

Kapil Kapur, BA (Hons) Primary Education

As well as studying to become a teacher at the University, Kapil works extensively with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, reflecting his belief that: “it takes a community to raise a child.”

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Postgraduate Student of the Year - Winner

Jordan Atchison, Management Masters Programme

Jordan’s work sums up the ethos of the University: as well as achieving academically, Jordan has given a great deal of his own time to help develop his course, his fellow students and himself.

Jordan has earned a Distinction in his degree and has done a considerable amount of work to help develop the Business School’s Postgraduate Society.

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