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2017

Forensics students enjoy awards success

7 April 2017

Abertay forensics students enjoyed success in the National Forensic Science Competition.

Two Abertay teams travelled to Liverpool John Moores University for the contest on Saturday April 8, where they went  head to head with institutions from across the UK.

A series of stringent assessments covering the three cores strands of forensic science - biology, chemistry and crime scene assessment – were set by examiners.

The event aimed to give students the opportunity to make contact with practitioners from the private and industry sectors as well as network with their peers and staff from other universities.

Prizes totalling £2,000 were on offer for winners to invest in their future education and research.

Each university was invited to submit up to three teams of five, with students graded at different levels dependent on experience.

Teams were asked to submit a poster on a research topic and the final consisted of a 30 minute University Challenge Style Quiz.

One of the Abertay teams scooped first prize for their poster, with the other coming in second in their category.

A grand prize of £1,000 was awarded to the overall winners on the day.

Dr Ben Jones, Head of the Division of Science at Abertay said: “This competition is a fantastic opportunity for our students to network with industry figures and other universities."

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