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Chemistry Graduation and Prizes 2018

Monday 02 July 2018

 A record number of 90 students graduated with an Honours degree in chemistry from St Andrews in 2018. After the University graduation ceremony in Younger Hall, this was celebrated with a reception outside the School of Chemistry, where the best students (and teacher) were awarded prizes for outstanding achievements. The prizes were presented by Prof. David O'Hagan (Head of School).

 In pictures:

L-R: Daniel Harraghy, Annabelle Lacey and Andrew Devine (joint winners of the Gray Prize for the best essay on a prescribed topic in chemistry).


Bethany Thompson (GSK Prize for the best honours research project in organic chemistry).


Andrew Devine (Astra-Zeneca Prize for the best honours research project in biological chemistry).


Savannah Turner (Charles Horrex Prize for the best honours research project in physical chemistry).


The Drochaid Prize for the best honours research project in inorganic chemistry went to Hannah Potter who will graduate in 2019 but attended the reception to receive the prize from Drochaid Managing Director and St Andrews Honorary Professor Bob Tooze.


Sean Evans (Oxford University Press Book Prize for the best student in the 4th year BSc chemistry class).


Alice Bumstead and Chao Dun Tan (joint winners of the Forrester Prize for the best graduating students in the 4th and 5th year classes).

Alice also won the Irvine Jubilee Prize and Medal for the most distinguished graduating MChem student.


Andrew Maitland (Head of School Award for an undergraduate who has contributed notably to the life of the School).


Alan Aitken (best teacher as nominated by the honours classes).