Each year, SCI’s Liverpool and North West Group awards the Leverhulme prize to the best graduating student from the University of Liverpool and five prizes to top 2nd year students from Universities within the Liverpool and Northwest area.
The Liverpool and North West Group prize-giving took place on 2nd November 2023 at the Athenaeum in Liverpool.
There were three speakers: Richard Marks (Innospec) speaking about the importance of innovation; Professor Joe Sweeney (University of Liverpool) speaking about the importance of prizes and of science in our country today; Prof Alan Heaton speaking about the history of the SCI, the role the North West took in its origins and of the College of Scholars, encouraged prize-winners to make full use of it.
Richard Marks presented the prizes which were awarded to the top students nominated by the Universities of Salford, the Open University, Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores, as well as the Leverhulme Prize. Prize winners were:- Eleanor Oulton (University of Liverpool, Leverhulme Prize), best final year student on the Master of Chemistry degree course. Lukasz Bednarczyk (University of Liverpool), best 2nd year student on Chemistry degree course. Ellen Tait (Liverpool John Moores University), best 2nd year student on Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science degree course. Hannah Sellars (Salford University), best 2nd year student on the Chemistry degree course. Sarah Allen (unable to attend, Open University), best 2nd year student on the Natural Science degree course. Congratulations to all prize-winners. Many SCI members attended to make it a more special occasion for the prize-winners.
Image: Prof Alan Heaton, Prize-winners, Prof Joe Sweeney, Richard Marks and Dr Trevor Rhodes