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2011 Bert Thurston Prize winner announced

Professor Bert Thurston, Professor Irene Gottlob, Niraj Barot and Dr Frank Proudlock.

2011 Bert Thurston Prize winner announced

Prize for best intercalated (Scheme B) student awarded to Niraj Barot

Niraj Barot has been presented with this year's Bert Thurston Prize for the best intercalated (Scheme B) student.

The Prize is judged on the basis of a poster presentation. The intercalating (Scheme B) students all spend an extra year part-way through the course, working full-time on a research project.

The prize-winner Niraj Barot has been supervised by Dr F Proudlock and Professor I Gottlob, in the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences. Niraj’s project was in the area of the use of temporal and spatial manipulation of text to assist reading in nystagmus.

The prize was presented by Professor Bert Thurston himself on Friday 27 May. Professor Thurston took an intercalated BSc during his student years and found it to be a most valuable experience and a great start to his research career.

Dr Caroline Beardsmore, Chair of the Intercalated BSc Committee, said: “the standard of the projects was very high this year and there were some exceptional posters. The marking of the posters is shared between the staff and the students themselves, which is a great way for the students to learn the art of assessing what makes a good poster.”

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