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ALUMNI NEWS

Your notes and news (CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE) Inqilab Shahbazov (BA Sociology 2015) was a finalist in the Study UK British Council’s Science and Continuity Award for Azerbaijan.

usually reserved for established researchers and academics. Daniel Olatokun (BSc Biology 2021) was awarded a ‘Centenary Award’ bursary from the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust for his work in crop improvement to help manage the impacts of climate change on the agricultural sector.

Olivia Shotton (BMus Music 2017) was awarded a Fellowship from the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, recognising emerging young professional choral leaders.

Michael Turley (MEng Chemical Engineering with Energy 2015) won the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Award for Young Industrialist. Dr Juanjuan Zhu (PhD Mechanical Engineering 2012 and PG Cert 2020) was highly commended in the L’Oréal- UNESCO For Women in Science Rising Talents.

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Wenjia Liu (BSc Landscape Architecture 2021) won the International Federation

Dr Marian Schini (PhD Medicine 2020) was awarded a Young Investigator Award by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) for her work on osteoporosis.

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Ailis Topley (BA Business Management 2014) was named in the Forbes European 30 under 30 list (Retail & Ecommerce) following the success of her candle business, Pott.

Daniel Olatokun of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Europe Students and Young Professionals Competition for the climate-adapted design of her final year project ‘Storm on the Slope’. Zoe Lord (BA Architectural Studies 2021) was shortlisted for the RIBA President’s Awards for Research in the Cities and Community category. The Awards celebrate high-quality research in architecture and are

Dr Alex Tanner (MB ChB Medicine 2021) was the University’s Chancellor’s Medal winner in recognition of his internationally acclaimed medical research, outstanding extracurricular achievements and entrepreneurial success. Murat Umbetkaliyev (MSc Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Management 2020) was nominated for the Study UK British Council Science and Sustainability Alumni Award for Kazakhstan.

Alumni honours A number of our alumni have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to society in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021 and the New Year Honours 2022. Professor Tony Avery (BMedSci Biomedical Science 1985, MB ChB Medicine 1986) was made an OBE for services to General Practice. Dr Lisa Burger (BMus Music 1983, Hon LittD 2019) was made a CBE for services to the Arts. Dr Lisa Burger, CBE

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Professor Stewart Cole, CBE (PhD Microbiology 1979) was made a KCMG

(Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George) for services to Science. Lt Col Timothy Coombe (BSc Materials Science and Technology 1975) was made an MBE for services to the community in Brampton, Cumbria. Alan Davis (BMet Metallurgy 1982) was made an MBE for services to the NHS, particularly during COVID-19. Edmund De Waal, OBE (PG Dip Japanese Language 1992, Hon LittD 2013) was made a CBE for services to the Arts.