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2018 MB ChB Prizegiving celebrates student and staff success

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The 2018 MB ChB Prizegiving Evening took place last week, 6 December, celebrating the fantastic work and achievements of our medical students over the last year and recognising teaching excellence amongst our staff.

The evening was hosted by our our Pro-Dean for Education, Professor Lesley Roberts, in the Chancellor's Suite on campus. Introducing the awards, Professor Roberts said: "This course is a challenge, as you know, and while the ultimate goal may be graduation, foundation training and becoming a doctor, it's important to recognise your achievements along the way."

This year saw the introduction of some new award categories, including the Personal Tutor Award and GP Practice of the Year. Our guests were treated to a drinks reception and three course meal before the awards were presented at the end of the night.

Congratulations to all our winners!

Take a look at the photos from the evening.


2018 prize winners

Phase 1 prizes
Phase 2 prizes
Claire Freeman Memorial Prize
Awards for Teaching Excellence
Personal Tutor Awards
GP Practice of the Year

Phase 1 prizes

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Phase 1 Written Prize

Awarded to the person who has achieved the best overall performance in end of Phase 1 written exams (short answer question paper and multiple choice question paper combined)

Winner: Katherine Kinnear (unable to attend)
Runner up: Jack Brophy

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Phase 1 Clinical Prize

Awarded to the person who has achieved the best overall performance in the end of Phase 1 OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations)

Winner: Georgia Gray (unable to attend)

Runner up: Charlotte Preston

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Felicity Smith Group Prize

Awarded to the group who has, in the opinion of the CBL (Case-Based Learning) faciltators, worked best towards Phase 1 of the course.

Winners: Group 17 - Georgia Gray, Christopher Beck, Aysheh Abu Hassan, Ibraheem Khalil, Olisaemeka Muoneke, Rebecca O’Dell, Charlotte Preston and Hassan Qadir.

Thanks to Charlotte for collecting the prize on behalf of the group.

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SSC1 Prize

Awarded to the person who has achieved the highest overall performance in SSC1 (Student Selected Component).

Winner: Emma Rogers (unable to attend)
Project - 'Infection - from Bench to Bedside'

Second place: Isobel Hall
Project - 'East meets west - the use of TCM alongside UK Health Care'

Third place: Leila Ellis
Project - 'Clinical Ethics and Law'

Phase 2 prizes

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Phase 2 Written Prize: Winner

Awarded to the person who has achieved the best overall performance in end of Phase 2 written exams (short answer question paper and multiple choice question paper combined)

Winner: Chris Gunn

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Phase 2 Written Prize: Runner up

Runner up: Ronan Baird

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Phase 2 Clinical Prize: Winner

Awarded to the person who has achieved the best overall performance in the end of Phase 2 OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations)

Winner: James Sweatman

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Phase 2 Clinical Prize: Runners up


Runners up:
Harriet Wright and Emily Reid

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SSC2 Written Report Prize: Winner

Awarded to the person who has achieved the best overall performance in their SSC2 (Student Selected Component) written submission.

Winner: Lucia De Santis

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SSC2 Written Report Prize: Runners up

Runners up: Dylan Woolley, Peter Goodwin (both unable to attend) and Megan Davey

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SSC2 Poster Submission Prize

Awarded to the person who has achieved the best overall performance in their SSC2 poster submission.

Winner: Chris Rowley (unable to attend)

Runner up: Georgina Mynott


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SSC2 Self Proposed Project Prize

Awarded to the person who has achieved the best overall performance in their SSC2 self proposed project.

Winner: Lucia De Santis

Runner up: Niall Lally


Claire Freeman Memorial Prize

2018 winner: William Martin

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Claire Freeman was a WMS student who sadly passed away during her first year of the MB ChB. She is remembered for her inspirational behaviour and support to friends and fellow students, and the Memorial Prize named after her is awarded annually to a student who demonstrates these attributes and displays inspirational leadership beyond the classroom.

The winner of the Claire Freeman Memorial Prize this year is William Martin, nominated by his peers for his work establishing the 'Tea and Empathy Society, which aims to improve students' mental wellbeing.

Nominating William, one student said:

'Myself and many of my colleagues have found these little mini events to be a lovely opportunity to relax and unwind, especially around the time of exams, and I would like to show my appreciation to Will for being instrumental in setting them up and keeping them going.'

Awards for Teaching Excellence

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Award for Teaching Excellence for a University-Based Teacher

Winner: Dr Jamie Roebuck

Students nominating Jamie said:

  • ‘Brilliant and inspirational’
  • ‘Excellent pedagogy. Enthusiastic. Memorable explanations’
  • ‘Engaging, well prepared, slick, focused on our learning’
  • 'Amazing teacher! I wish we had more lectures from him in Year 4’
  • ‘He is brilliant. Enough said.’
  • ‘Jamie uses different and memorable props/teaching techniques which really help ideas stick!’
  • ‘Because Jamie (heart)’
Award for Teaching Excellence in the NHS

Winner: Dr Rajiv Nair (unable to attend)

Students nominating Rajiv said:

  • 'Superb and enthusiastic bedside teacher. Very thorough at teaching medical theory and clinical examinations.'
  • 'Always takes time to teach and inspire. Remembers my name! Listens to students’ needs. Stops in corridor to ask how we are getting on. Goes above and beyond to inspire.'
  • 'I had Dr Nair as a supervisor twice – I feel I am very lucky! He is a real inspiration, makes me feel I should not settle for average and should aspire for excellence.'
  • 'Has excellent people skills and knows almost everything!'
  • 'Dr Nair is so enthusiastic, encouraging and generous with his time.'
  • 'I have gained so much confidence from him and nothing is ever too much trouble for him.'

Personal Tutor awards

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Winner: Veronica Nanton

Students nominating Veronica said:

‘She kept an eye out for me and made me feel welcome.’

‘So helpful during first year and I would not have got where I am now without her support. Really understanding and helpful and will go out of her way to support you. I knew she really cared and had my best interests at heart. I feel so lucky to have her as my PT. She is amazing.’




zakiPersonal Tutor Award (Clinical setting)

Winner: Zaki Gabella (South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust)

Students nominating Zaki said:

‘Kind and caring. Makes a lot of effort to stay in touch with the group and sends many inspirational messages.
'Very supportive and caring.'
'Regular messages of support and encouragement. Wonderful group meet ups. Not just concerned about academic life but involved in personal well-being.’






GP Practice of the Year

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Winner: Rother House, Stratford-upon-Avon

Students nominating Rother House said:

  • 'All doctors enthusiastic to teach, variety of opportunities provided, communication excellent and asked for feedback during and after placement.’
  • ‘Excellent engagement, always asking what more they could do, made us feel like part of the team. Very approachable and organised, directed teaching towards our learning outcomes.’