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Student clinches Microbiology Society award

Student Alisha holding up her certificate award

A University of Wolverhampton student has clinched a Microbiology Society award for her outstanding performance in microbiology subjects in the second year of her degree course. 

Alisha Hawkins, 24, from Kidderminster, studying for a degree in Microbiology and Biotechnology at the University of Wolverhampton, was officially awarded the prize by Professor Iza Radecka from the University’s Department of Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science. 

One prize is awarded to each university in the UK and Republic of Ireland offering an appropriate microbiology course. Each winning student is awarded a certificate and one year's free Undergraduate Student Membership of the Microbiology Society. Students are chosen for areas including best written dissertation on a microbiological topic, best microbiology presentation and best examined microbiology module. 

Alisha said: “I'm exceptionally grateful to have received this award. Microbiology is a big passion of mine and having my work recognised by my lecturers, and the Microbiology Society, has been so uplifting. I can't wait to see where the society membership may take me.” 

Professor Radecka said: “I strongly believe that joining a professional body/society as a student is a really good idea, especially when thinking about a career in a specific field. These organisations can offer membership which can provide plenty of opportunities for networking, funding, professional development and sharing of expertise required for successful career.” 

Anyone interested in studying Biological Sciences with elements of Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology at the University of Wolverhampton should register for one of our forthcoming Open Days. 

Picture caption: Alisha, centre, accepts her trophy from Dr Gina Manning, Head of Department of Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science in the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Professor Iza Radecka who nominated Alisha for the prize. 



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