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Prizegiving rewards high-flying students at Abertay

28 November 2013

Dozens of students and former students gathered at Abertay University this evening (Thursday 28 November) for the annual Prizegiving Ceremony, held on the eve of the November Graduation Ceremony.

Accompanied by friends and families, the prizewinners were welcomed by Professor Nigel Seaton, Principal and Vice-Chancellor and by Richard Cook, President of the University of Abertay Dundee Students’ Association. They then received their awards from the Chancellor of the University, Lord Cullen of Whitekirk.

A total of 82 individual students were awarded prizes covering the full range of disciplines taught at the University. 
The awards are sponsored by individuals, local, national and international organisations and Abertay University itself, and include prizes established in memory of former students and prominent members of the community.

One new prize is being awarded for the first time this year. The Design in Action Award for Commercial Potential goes to a student within the School of Arts, Media and Computer Games who produces a well thought-through project from a commercial viewpoint in terms of polish, direction and brand.

Many of the organisations and individuals who sponsor individual prizes were also in the audience.

Addressing the prizewinners and their friends and family, Abertay’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Seaton said:

"Prizegiving is an important event in the University’s calendar because it honours those who have performed exceptionally well in their studies. On behalf of the University, I warmly congratulate all the prize-winners this evening.

"I am delighted that we have been able to continue to introduce additional awards. This is testament to the excellent relationships that the University enjoys with the world of business, industry and the public services.

"Many of our prizes and awards are donated by companies and organisations with which the University enjoys links through consultancy work or through other collaborative ventures.

"We value greatly such partnerships, from local employers to national and Nigelinternational businesses and also with professional organisations, and I thank most warmly each of the donors for their support in this way of the University, its purpose, its courses, and especially its students."


Note to Editors

Images of the prizewinners will be available immediately after the event from Kevin Coe on or telephone 07850 904110

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