24 October 2017
Dual award winner Hannah Clarke, 22, from Quinton, Birmingham was awarded the JCB Managing the Environment Prize and the Tilhill Forestry Prize when she graduated from Harper Adams University with a first class honours degree in Countryside and Environmental Management..
The JCB Managing the Environment Prize is given to the final year honours degree student who displays the best all-round performance, in terms of academic excellence and contribution to the countryside and environment
Programme Manager Simon Irvin said: “Hannah has achieved an excellent academic record throughout her studies, she is well-motivated and hard-working individual and has shown a real interest in the environment and will leave Harper Adams with a 1st class honours degree in Countryside and Environmental Management.
“Hannah had a highly successful placement year with Bonds Timber plc and very quickly learned an understanding of timber, plant hire, plant sales and civil engineering.”
The second award Hannah received was the Tilhiill Forestry Prize for being the best overall top final year student studying modules Sustainable Forestry and Forest Products.
Senior lecturer, Jim Waterson said: “Hannah has excelled in the final year forestry and forest products module. Her grasp of complex economic, environmental and social issues in UK and global forestry was exemplary and she showed excellent critical thinking abilities throughout.“