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Award-winning staff and students at Leeds Partnership Awards 2017

The School of Chemistry had a successful night at the Leeds Partnership Awards, with both students and staff from the School receiving awards and the School winning the Partnership Award.

The Partnership Awards, held annually by Leeds University Union, recognise and celebrate the achievements, commitments and impact of students, staff, and postgraduate researchers at Leeds.

Sarah McCann, student education service officer, was awarded the “Wellbeing Champion (Student or Staff)” award, whilst Dr Andrew Burnett won “Best Feedback (Staff).” School representative Namrah Shahid received the “Equality and Diversity Award (Student or Staff)”, and was also nominated for “Academic Rep of the Year (Student).”

The School also won “The Partnership Award”, which is given to “the person or people who have been deemed to have had an exceptional impact.” 

Professor Steve Marsden, Head of the School of Chemistry, commented: “This is truly an award to the whole School – students and staff of all types – and is fantastic recognition of the exceptional efforts that everyone puts into their study, teaching and other work. The word ‘partnership’ really sums up for me the best bits of belonging to the School – studying and working together makes for a really invigorating and vibrant atmosphere. I’m extremely proud to serve as the Head of a School with such values and attitudes, and I hope the staff and students all likewise feel proud to be a part of the community and take satisfaction from this external recognition of all that we are and do.” 

Professor Paul Taylor and Dr Stuart Warriner were also nominated for the “Positive Impact (Student or Staff)” and “Inspirational Teaching (Staff)” awards.

Congratulations to all!