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Excellence honoured with Aspire Awards

Posted 20 December 2011

Winners with Principal Dr David Llewellyn and new Chairman of Governors Roger Mercer

A select group of Harper Adams employees have been recognised for the efforts they make to ensure students at the University College get the best possible experience.

The 2011 Aspire Excellence Awards went to a wide cross section of staff. Cleaner Debbie Wisdom was nominated by students from the Silcock Hall of residence, in the “wider student experience” category.

Debbie, from Newport, said: “I was shocked to even be nominated, never mind winning. They were a really lovely group of students in 2010/11, and even though they have all moved off campus now, some still pop back to say hello. It’s lovely to receive this recognition from them.”

Also a winner for the “wider student experience” was Janice Manning, administrator for the Land, Farm and Agri-business Management department.

In the “excellent practice” category, the two winners were Nicky Hunter, countryside lecturer, and Jane Thomas, from the Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Sciences Department.

And for “developing and sharing excellence”, awards were presented to work-based learning tutor Lydia Arnold and Head of IT, Roger Greenhalgh. 

The winners were selected by a panel of judges, from 81 nominations made by fellow staff and students. Each winner received a £550 prize. 

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