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25 June 2012
Students’ outstanding contribution is recognised

Seven University of Nottingham students received Outstanding Achievement awards at the Alumni Laureate Awards.

The annual awards are open to staff and students who have made outstanding contributions to the University  and have not only enhanced the University’s reputation but have also had a positive impact on the lives of students, staff or the local community.

Alumni Laureate Awards compere and distinguished alumnus Edgar Wallner (Pharmacy 1958), announced the awards at the ceremony in the Trent Building and they were presented by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Greenaway.

The winners were:

Elizabeth Goddard (Theology 2011) – Currently the Students’ Union Education officer, Elizabeth has been an active member of the SU in various different roles since her first year at the University. She has tried to improve the University experience for others, particularly minority groups, representing those who are sometimes under represented.

Nisha Hilton – Nisha, a third-year Business School student has been helping young mothers in Nottingham after founding SMILE (Supporting Mothers in Learning and Employment), working closely with SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) and the Family Nurse Partnership.

Sam Le Pard (History 2011) – After graduating in 2011 Sam took on the challenging role of the Students’ Union Finance and Services Officer and has set about long-term change in the SU Treasury Department. During his unique year Sam took a leading role in the recruitment process for the Senior Management Team and has performed consistently at an outstanding level.

Eric Masika (Chemistry 2008) – Developing Solutions scholar Eric has been an exemplary and longest-serving Student Ambassador, persistently performing his roles beyond expectations. He has also been involved with the International Office’s welcome programme and he’s currently studying for his Chemistry PhD.

Jonathan Mills - Fifth-year Medical student Jonathan has represented the University nationally for the last four years as both a course and lead course representative. He has shown an impressive commitment to  promoting the interests of The University of Nottingham Medical School at national meetings and has improved the employability of Nottingham graduates through his powerful advocacy of the BMedSci degree.

Rohan Tharakan (Medicine 2011) - over an 18-month period Rohan commissioned and developed the new MedSoc website He has always strived to make a difference given talks at the Medicine open day and Academic Enrichment Programme Summer Schools. He has encouraged MedSoc to be an association that really helps students by introducing peer-teaching, careers and welfare guidance and Medical School campaigns.

Robert Webb – After first officiating at a Rugby League game at the age of just 17, fourth-year Pharmacy student Robert Webb has worked continually to improve his p[performances as a touch judge in the sport.  With exceptional effort and ability and whilst studying at The University of Nottingham, Robert has worked his way up to being a top level touch judge in national and international Rugby  League.

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