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Prizegiving rewards star students at Abertay

1 October 2015

Dozens of students and graduates will gather at Abertay University on 30 September and 1 October for the University's two annual Prizegiving Ceremonies.

The Prizegiving Ceremonies celebrate the exceptional achievements of students across the University’s four Schools, with prizes donated by individuals, local, national and international organisations, and Abertay University itself.

This year we are awarding for the first time the Ashok Adya Memorial Prize, which is given in memory of Professor Ashok Adya, who passed away earlier this year.

Professor Adya was an internationally respected researcher in the field of nanotechnology, focussing particularly on the effects of environmental stresses on biological cells, with applications to industrial, environmental and forensic problems. He was a greatly respected lecturer, and a mentor to generations of students.

Professor Nigel Seaton, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Abertay University, said: “The annual Prizegiving Ceremonies are our celebration of the achievements of our students and graduates, both academically and in their impact on the wider university community.

“The success of Abertay University is a combination of many factors, from the commitment and hard work of our teaching and support staff, through to the dedication our students show throughout their studies.

“Prizegiving, alongside Graduation, is a wonderful time to celebrate those strengths and, most importantly, to shine a light on the success of our students.”

Professor Seaton will award the prizes across the two ceremonies, in front of an audience of the prizewinners, their friends and families, and many of the organisations and individuals who sponsor prizes. 68 prizes will be awarded across the two evenings.

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