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Hannah Plumptre and Nelly Jonsson enjoying the graduation celebrations Martin Chainey

Lee Clay receiving her award from David Abbott Martin Chainey

20 July 2017

The School for Policy Studies celebrates its students’ achievements

Last week the School marked the graduation of students from both our Childhood Studies and Social Policy bachelors’ courses, alongside graduates who received their doctoral degrees.

A number of prizes were also awarded in recognition of excellence in both academic study and extra-curricular activities.

The prize for the 'Highest Mark in a Dissertation' went to Karen Teo and Wing Chan (joint Social Policy winners) and Zoe Haslam for Childhood Studies.

The Citizenship Prize, usually only awarded to one or two nominees, was received by four students. David Abbott, Head of School, stated that this was an exceptional year and testament to the commitment and dedication shown across the cohort.

The recipients of the Citizenship Prize were:

Allys Brown - For her voluntary work throughout her studies. Allys worked with Love for All (a children’s rescue centre in Nakuru, Kenya), and Volunteering Moldova, helping children in state-run orphanages. She also volunteered with children’s charities in the UK and the Childhood Studies Society, ChildSoc.

Lindsay Chaplin - For championing the course, the experiences of mature students and the learning opportunities across the university.

Lee Clay - For acting as a positive role model, and her involvement in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Lee has volunteered for Kids Adventure, a Bristol University charity offering respite holidays for children in poverty in Bristol, and worked as a youth justice volunteer and mentor.

Bethany Newman – For volunteering as a mentor with IntoUniversity, and working with a number of other charities in Bristol, including a homeless shelter, Olive Aid and One25. Bethany was also selected from a pool of 7,000 applicants to join a funded study programme with the British Council in India; she was one of only three students selected from the University of Bristol.

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