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Top prize for forestry student

Tom Roberts presented with this award by Richard Palmer MICFo, commercial director of AW Jenkinson Forest Products

[T]here was extra cause for celebration for forestry student Tom Roberts who as well as graduating from the University of Cumbria’s National School of Forestry in Ambleside won a prestigious prize from the Institute of Chartered Foresters.

Tom was awarded the Department of Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies Prize for the Highest Dissertation Mark.

“It’s been a delight to teach Tom Roberts since he began on the course where he gained an excellent placement with EGGER Forestry,” Dr Andrew Weatherall, senior lecturer in forestry conservation, said. “He’s now gained an excellent job with the company.”

Tom is among the latest graduates from the National School of Forestry, the largest provider of undergraduate forestry and woodland courses in England and Wales. The school has over 50 years of educating and training professional foresters and achieve high levels of student satisfaction on our courses and high levels of employability.

“At the National School of Forestry we’re always really pleased to see our students excelling by winning the prizes that show our close industry connections,” Andrew added. ”We shouldn’t forget that we have other students who have done well including those on placement in California, getting placements in woodland and ecology industries here and going on Institute of Chartered Foresters Prince of Wales award to Canada.”

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