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Student wins Pride of Newcastle award

Mathematics and Statistics student Danni Martin has won a Pride of Newcastle University Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Workplace.

The awards, which are in association with Nissan and organised jointly by the Careers Service and the Students’ Union, recognise students’ achievements and contribution to university life and the wider community through their extra-curricular activities. The awards ceremony and celebration dinner took place on Thursday 7 June at the Newcastle Civic Centre.

The Outstanding Contribution to the Workplace Award is sponsored by Siemens, and celebrates the impact that placement students, interns and on-campus students have had on an organisation.

Danni won the award after finishing a year-long placement with NHS England, which she completed as part of her Mathematics and Statistics BSc degree. During her placement she worked for the commissioning and policy team for mental health and dementia, and took a lead in running the data collection for an official statistic that enabled the NHS to make key operational decisions. She also delivered a pioneering presentation which was heard by over 150 analysts across NHS England.

Danni said:

“Winning the award is such a fantastic achievement for me. I enjoyed every minute of my work placement and it's really shaped my future, giving me lots to talk about in interviews and helping me to secure a fantastic job once I graduate. I'd like to thank my team who gave me the opportunities to push myself, and to everyone who supported me throughout the placement.”

Most degrees at Newcastle University are available with a year-long work placement. Students can apply to any organisation, anywhere in the world, and the experience gained helps them to stand out from the crowd in the graduate jobs market. 

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Mathematics and Statistics BSc

Danni Martin after accepting her award

published on: 11 June 2018