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Gemma Wright
Gemma Wright receiving her prize

Internal News - 02 March 2005

Pharmacy student scoops top award

Gemma Wright, a fourth year pharmacy student at the University of Bath, has received a prestigious award in recognition of her performance during her third year of study.

She was presented with a certificate and cheque by Professor Sir Michael Rawlins, Chairman of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), who gave a seminar at the University last night.

The award is made each year by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain to the leading undergraduate student in each of the 19 pharmacy departments in UK universities.

“The award gives us a good opportunity to celebrate the success of our students on our flagship degree programmes,” said Professor Anthony Smith, Head of the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. “Gemma has received the award for her overall performance during her third year on the course.”

“I am really pleased to receive this prestigious award,” said Gemma, now a fourth year MPharm student. “It is a great honour to be recognised in this way by such an important organisation in the pharmacy profession, and I was delighted to have the opportunity to receive it from someone as distinguished as Professor Rawlins.”

Professor Rawlins was at the University to give a talk to students and staff in the department on the purpose and scope of NICE, and its role as the body responsible for making recommendations to the NHS on treatments and care.