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    Posted 5 November 2002

    THE DEDICATION of a Shetland man, who worked with Harper Adams University College to put together his own degree course in poultry science, has been recognised with a prestigious award.

    Kevin Williamson, 21, from Brae, in Shetland, has won the 2002 Faccenda Prize and Axworthy Trophy for the best performing student on an industrial placement within the poultry industry.

    Mr Williamson graduated from Harper Adams University College, Shropshire, this September with a First Class BSc (Hons) Agriculture with Poultry Science degree. He took his degree by Negotiated Studies, putting together a study programme that was ideally suited to his career aspirations and is thus the first student to graduate with this degree from Harper Adams.

    Judges described Kevin as an outstanding student who consistently submitted work of very high quality. In particular, they said: "His conduct and performance during his industrial placement on a organic farm in Oxford was highly commendable."

    Mr Williamson also received the 2002 British Poultry Breeders & Hatcheries Association award and was presented with a set of textbooks.


    Caption 1: (L-R) Mr Robin Faccenda presents the 2002 Faccenda Prize and Axworthy Trophy to Kevin Williamson.

    Caption 2: (L-R) Mr Robin Faccenda presents the BPBHA Award prize, a pair of textbooks, to Kevin Williamson.

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