Conservation graduates recognised in prestigious national awards

Monday, 20 July 2015

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A number of Oxford Brookes graduates have been recognised in the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) Awards 2015.

The CIEEM Awards are an annual celebration of achievements in ecology and environmental management. 

In total, Oxford Brookes was represented in five of the 25 award categories.

This is testament to the hard work and expertise of our students and the staff here at Oxford Brookes who help to unleash their potential.

Professor Tim Shreeve, Centre for Ecology, Environment and Conservation, Oxford Brookes University

Professor Tim Shreeve, from Oxford Brookes’ Centre for Ecology, Environment and Conservation said: “I am really pleased with the success of our graduates and the recognition received through these prestigious awards.”

“This is testament to the hard work and expertise of our students and the staff here at Oxford Brookes who help to unleash their potential.”

Among the winners was Tom Chapman took the award for Postgraduate Student Project. In the same category, David Kent received a highly commended accolade. Both Tom and David studied the MSc Conservation Ecology postgraduate course last year. 

Emily Drinkwater, also an MSc Conservation Ecology graduate, took the winning award for the Promising Professional Award for her work with SLR Consulting Ltd.  

CIEEM 2015 winners

MSc Conservation Ecology graduate Owen Peat took the highly commended title for the In Practice Award for co-authoring an article entitled Ecology Legal Update – The freshwater environment, ecological appraisal and the Water Framework Directive: Why, who and how?.

The Steart Coastal Management Project, which Oxford Brookes is involved in via PhD student Adam George, was highly commended in the Best Practice Award – Stakeholder Engagement. The project is led by the Environment Agency with Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Team Van Oord, EC Harris and CH2M Hill. 

The CIEEM is the leading professional membership body representing and supporting ecologists and environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad. 

Oxford Brookes’ undergraduate courses in Animal Biology and Conservation, Environmental Sciences and the postgraduate course MSc Conservation Ecology are all accredited by the CIEEM. More information about these courses can be found on Centre for Ecology, Environment and Conservation webpages.