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SAMS UHI graduate wins university accolade

Friday 18 September 2015

Dr Pete Taylor has been named as the University of the Highlands and Islands Postgraduate Student of the Year. Dr Taylor, who currently works with SAMS Research Services Ltd at Dunstaffnage, was presented with the award at the SAMS UHI graduation ceremony on Friday 11 September. He also received SAMS UHI’s Johanna Fehling Memorial Prize for the best published paper by a PhD student.

University of the Highlands and Islands principal and vice-chancellor Professor Clive Mulholland, gave the principal’s address at the ceremony. He said: “Pete has performed at the highest level throughout his PhD and is a deserving winner of our postgraduate student of the year award. His work has included national and international collaborations and he has great passion and enthusiasm for his science.”

Dr Taylor said: “I was delighted and flattered to be nominated for the University of the Highlands and Islands Postgraduate Student of the Year award, but to win the award was an honour, as I am well aware of how high the standard of postgraduate students is within SAMS and the wider the University of the Highlands and Islands student community. It was also a deeply felt honour to be awarded the Johanna Fehling Memorial Prize in light of what it represents - a memorial to a young woman who gained her PhD at SAMS UHI, but whose life was tragically cut short by illness.”