CSCT student wins Doctoral Recognition Award
Jon Noble, a CSCT student in Cohort ’18, received this award as a result of his involvement in the Centre’s activities and support provided to his peers.
In June 2021, CSCT student Jon Noble received the Doctoral Recognition Award. The prize was announced at the Doctoral Celebration Evening, an online event organised by the Doctoral College during which Professor Jeremy Bradshaw, Pro-Vice Chancellor (International and Doctoral), and Professor Cathryn Mitchell, Academic Director (Doctoral College), both paid tribute to individual students and staff who have gone above and beyond and announced the results of several University award schemes.
Jon Noble was nominated for this award for being a notably engaged doctoral student. He is Chair of the CSCT Public Engagement Committee and leads many of its initiatives, and has been heavily involved in developing resources to bring the Centre’s research to broader audiences. Besides his work representing his department, research group and Centre outside the University, the award also served to recognise and celebrate Jon’s support towards his peers – especially during the lockdown, when he put great time and effort to offer other students opportunities to come together and maintain the feeling of community in times of isolation.
During the ceremony, Sandra McHugh, also in Cohort ’18, received 3rd place in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, for her presentation ‘How can we make pharmaceutical drugs more efficient in the body?’.
Finally, Professor Toby Jenkins and Dr Simon Lewis, both CSCT supervisors, received the Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Prize 2021 for demonstrating exceptional performance.