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Durham University

Department of Chemistry

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Bethany Harriss wins National Award as Best Chemistry Student

(27 September 2013)

Bethany (left) with Ivana Evans

Congratulations to Bethany Harriss on winning the 2013 Science, Engineering & Technology (SET) award for the Best Chemistry Student of the year which was sponsored by Shell. SET Awards are Europe's most important awards for science undergraduates and recognise the "exceptional achievements of both students and universities". Bethany's prize was based on her 4th year M. Chem. project on "Preparation and characterisation of pharmaceutical cocrystals" which was supervised by Dr Ivana Evans. Bethany presented her work to an academic judging panel in London on 26th September and received her award at a gala dinner that evening.

In June 2013 Bethany was the first student in the Department ever to be awarded both the BP Chemicals prize for academic excellence and the thesis prize for her M. Chem. project. Ivana Evans, Bethany's M. Chem. supervisor, said "It's always wonderful to see what our students can achieve during their time at Durham, and it's great to see Bethany's talent, hard work and dedication recognised by this national award".

More information about SET awards is available at: http://www.setawards.org/set/index.php