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Dundee students named as Europe’s best

Published on 27 September 2019

Three University of Dundee students have been named as the top undergraduates in Europe in their respective fields.

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Scott Sheldrick, Chester Cornford and Lola Knibb were named as regional winners for Europe in the 2019 Global Undergraduate Awards. A further five Dundee students were highly commended by judges in the competition, which aims to celebrate top undergraduate coursework and foster interdisciplinary collaboration between students and recent graduates worldwide.

Scott won the Europe award for Life Sciences, Chester for Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Healthcare, and Lola for Visual Arts. All three went through to the global final, where they lost out to extremely strong competition from some of the 3,500 entrants from across the world.

Professor Blair Grubb, Vice-Principal (Education) at the University, said, “To get to this stage, our students and graduates faced competition from peers attending some of the world’s top universities. I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to Scott, Chester and Lola on this fantastic achievement, alongside the other Dundee representatives who were highly commended.

“The Undergraduate Awards are fiercely contested by thousands of students around the world and it is a great reflection of the quality of our students, and the education they receive here, that Dundee is so strongly represented amongst the prize winners.”

The five highly commended students were Nicholas Gallagher and James Osbourne (both Life Sciences), Ferenc Kohsuke Ishikawa Gutai (Medicine), Caitlyn Scott (Anatomical Sciences) and Waco Yokoyama (Philosophy).

The Global Undergraduate Awards is the world’s leading undergraduate awards programme which recognises top undergraduate work, shares this work with a global audience and connects students across cultures and disciplines.

It is underpinned by the values of innovation, collaboration, ambition, impartiality, inclusiveness and efficiency. The organisers believe in empowering students and helping them to recognise the potential their undergraduate work can have in making real change.

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