Prizes and Awards

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NEPG 2018 Conference - Prizes

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A huge congratulations to the North East Post Graduate Committee for hosting a fantastic NEPG Conference at Newcastle Civic Centre earlier this month (9th November). Opening with a keynote talk by Dr Giles Yeo and hosting workshops and events throughout the day, including the Women in Science Panel discussion and Scientific writing workshop, the theme of ‘Engagement’ brought postgraduate students together from across the country to Newcastle.

For more information on the programme please visit https://ne-pg.co.uk/

Throughout the conference, presentations and a poster competition provided the opportunity for students to compete against their peers from many UK universities. This year the winners are:

 

Presentation Awards – Academic

1st Benjamin Clegg, Newcastle University

2nd Rochelle Hockney, Teeside University

 

Presentation Awards – Engagement

1st- Joseph Smith, Newcastle University

2nd – Sarah Hill, Newcastle University

 

qPCR Prize

Ben McCullough, Newcastle University

 

Poster Awards

1st Olivier Tardy, University of Sheffield

2nd Rosamund Clifford, University of Leeds

 

Congratulations to all the students who were awarded these prizes and a special thanks to Hannah Merrick and Siobhan Lister, lead organisers of NEPG 2018 for putting together a brilliant day. Roll on 2019!


Medical Sciences Postgraduate Research Student Public Lecture Prize

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On 17th May, Clare Willis, Ríona Mc Ardle and Julia Whitehall delivered talks on their research as part of the INSIGHTS public lecture series.

On Thursday 17th May, winners of the Faculty of Medical Sciences postgraduate public speaking prize were invited to present their work to the public as part of the INSIGHTS Public Lecture Series.
 
The event was introduced by Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Suzanne Cholerton, who also presented the prizes at the end. 
 
Prize winners and talks were:
Ríona Mc Ardle (Institute of Neuroscience) - What can walking tell us about dementia?
Julia Whitehall (Institute of Neuroscience) - As we age, do our biological batteries promote bowel cancer?
Clare Willis (Institute for Cell & Molecular Biosciences) - It's a small, small world

You can see more photos from the event on the Graduate School Facebook Page

We are grateful to the INSIGHTS team for this opportunity to showcase the quality of the work being undertaken by our PGR community and the talent for science communication that exists within our faculty. 






Third year PhD student wins top prize for cystic fibrosis research

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Third year PhD student, Sara Cuevas Ocaña, (co-supervised by Dr Mike Gray and Prof Neil Perkins in ICaMB) recently won the Annual UK Cystic Fibrosis Trust’s (CF) got TALENT event.

Sara was chosen to present her work by a panel of 'lay' people who are part of the wider CF community. The event was live-streamed through the CF Trust's Facebook page and people voted on-line.

She was presented her prize, an all-expenses paid trip to attend the 2018 Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis meeting in Denver, USA  by Olympian, Roger Black. 

Congratulations Sara!  Find out more about her win. 

 

 

 


North East Postgraduate Conference 2016 - Winners

We’re thrilled to announce the following prize winners from last week's excellent North East PostGraduate (NEPG) Conference, selected by the organisers from a very competitive field.

Oral Presentations

Winner

Felix Chan (PhD, IoN) 'A novel in vitro brain slice model of mitochondrial epilepsy: "a dual hit hypothesis"'

Runners-up

Ben McCullough (PhD, NICR) 'Response to MDM2-p53 binding antagonists in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia'
Sara Cuevas Ocana (PhD, ICaMB) 'Gene editing of human embryonic stem cells to generate a physiologically relevant model of cystic fibrosis airway epithelium'

Poster Presentations

Winner

Majid Althaqafy (PhD, IH&S) 'Hepatitis B, measles and varicella infections, among newly recruited military and healthcare employees in the Saudi National Guard: Associated knowledge, concerns and barriers to vaccination'

Runners-up 

Claire Ford (PhD, Northumbria) 'Preoperative pain planning for day case surgery patients: myth or reality?'
Eleanor Klejnow (MBBS) 'Mutational profiling of hyperdiploidy acute myeloid leukaemia using next generation sequencing technology'

Warmest congratulations to all the prize winners.


Santander Mobility Awards for 2016/17

Santander Universities has made available a grant to support Newcastle University staff or students (both undergraduates and postgraduates) who wish to undertake a period of research or study in any country within the Banco Santander network as listed: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, UAE, UK, Uruguay, or the USA.
 
The Mobility Award is provided by Santander to be used as outlined below:
1. a minimum of 10 awards with a maximum value of £1,400
 
Where the panel believes that a proposal does not represent value for money yet wishes to partially support the activity, funding may be offered at a reduced level. 

Criteria

The principal criterion for the award of a grant in 2016/17 is that the proposed travel project will make a demonstrable and tangible contribution to the applicant’s studies or research. Applicants must explain how the proposed travel will satisfy this requirement. From 2016/17 onwards the funds will be used to support staff and students across all three faculties. We welcome applications from students for whom travel abroad would facilitate and augment existing extra-curricular learning initiatives or directly benefit their course. Successful applicants will be required to report on their experiences abroad via Blog Posts to http://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/internationalisation. 

Eligibility

 

  • Newcastle University staff and students studying at all levels are eligible for these awards.
  • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate that the proposed mobility will benefit their course of study or other extra-curricular learning initiatives being pursued.
  • Travel must be to one of the following countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, UAE, UK, Uruguay, and USA.
  • Awards must be taken up within the 2016/17 academic year and travel must take place by August 31st 2017.
  • The value of the scholarship will be paid directly to the scholarship holder and can be used as a contribution towards the costs of travel, accommodation, subsistence or the attendance at courses. 

 

How to Apply

Please complete the following online form: http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/form.php?id=10237 other applications will not be accepted.
 
The first round deadline for applications in the 2016/17 academic year is:
14 October 2016 

Selection Panel

The Selection Panel, which reports to University Internationalisation Committee (UIC), meets within one month of each application deadline to review the applications on the basis of the fund criteria. The decision on the application, including any conditions, will be communicated to the proposer by the panel secretary no later than six weeks after the application deadline.
 
The Selection Panel is comprised of representatives from the following Faculties as well as teams supporting the University’s student scholarship, mobility and international agendas:

 

  • Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering
  • International Relations
  • Language Resource Centre
  • NU Advancement
  • Student Mobility & Integration
  • Student Wellbeing Service
  • Santander Universities 

 

The University reserves the right to vary all or any scholarship awards at its sole discretion.
Scholarship winners will be invited to attend the University’s Scholarship Reception Event in April 2017. 


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