Keele University Student of the Year


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Adrian Craig student of the year
Posted on 06 July 2016

The University is delighted to announce the eleventh Neil and Gina Smith Student of the Year Award. From an exceptionally strong pool of candidates, the awarding panel decided that Adrian Craig should be the recipient of the 2016 Award, which comprises a prize of £5,000.

Adrian graduates this summer with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, along with a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law. As part of his degree in Medicine Adrian has undertaken projects outside of the curriculum to further his interest in anaesthesia, which resulted in him presenting at the World Airway Management Meeting.

He has been the Captain of the Boat Club, helping them become AU Club of the Year for its charitable and sporting efforts, and also won the RAG Champion award from KeeleSU. Adrian volunteered with the Marrow Society and Anthony Nolan since arriving at Keele in 2009, becoming Keele Marrow President, joining the National Committee, and eventually becoming National President and receiving the Point of Light Award from the Prime Minister.

Over the past year, Adrian has co-led and delivered the Keele International Anaesthetics and Critical Care Conference which saw students from across the UK and some students from Europe come to Keele for a day of lectures and workshops. He has been the Captain of the Boat Club, helping them become AU Club of the Year for its charitable and sporting efforts, and also won the RAG Champion award from KeeleSU.

Francis Parry Roberts, Richard Seymour and Shagufta Zakir were all highly commended by the Panel.



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