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Extra Mile Awards 2009:Student nominated awards

Joint first place winners were John English and Keith Hickling:

John English from the Business School, receives his certificate from nominator Hinna Mughal

John English from the Business School, receives his certificate from nominator Hinna Mughal

John also received nominations from Aurel Chamilla, Gabriel Hudak, Wasim Latif and Peggy Siyadubiwa.

“It was my third year into my Accountancy degree and things had got so bad for me that I was close to getting thrown off my course.  I had issues which affected my studies, and the University didn’t think I was capable of finishing my course.  I couldn’t blame anyone, the proof was there: my attendance was low, my grades weren’t acceptable.  I just wanted one more chance, just to at least try and complete my degree…  …John said to me he was going to take a risk… …Now I was on my way to proving him right. Never once did he doubt me. He always had time for me. He would look over his spectacles and give me a knowing look and a few words of wisdom.  And that would be all the motivation and encouragement I needed. He was my lifeline.”

Keith Hickling from the School of Human and Health Sciences receives his certificate from nominator Kelly Robinson-Walton

Keith Hickling from the School of Human and Health Sciences receives his certificate from nominator Kelly Robinson-Walton

Keith was also nominated by Duduzile Dlamin, Tendai Magidi, Emily Smith, Hannah Woodward, Ria Toone & Helen Butterfield.

“Not only is Keith an absolutely fabulous lecturer he provides the motivation to continue when we are truly at a low ebb (personally). He speaks to me on an individual level and provides support academically (in the form of queries to a subject that is not sitting easily with me) and emotionally (when I am allowing events to become overwhelming, he provides the voice of logic and reason which allows me to put things into perspective and calm myself down).”


Third prize went to Denis Feather from the Business School, nominated by Lauren Rogers, Lee Bolton, Jessica Knapton, Ranjit Kaur Lally, Xiaochen Li, Syed Saifuddin Moham, Emily Stenton & Harriet Sunderland

Third prize winner Denis Feather receives his certificate from Dean Professor Chris Cowton

Third prize winner Denis Feather receives his certificate from Dean Professor Chris Cowton

“Denis is the kind of person that is committed to furthering the education and wellbeing of students. Denis is always there to help, whether it is help with some work or just to have a quick chat. I cannot express how much Denis deserves this award, there are no words to describe the length that Denis will go to in order to help a student out.”


Forth prize went to Robin Kiteley from the School of Human and Health Sciences, nominated by Lee Curran

Forth prize winner Robin Kiteley receives his certificate from Dean Sue Bernhauser

Forth prize winner Robin Kiteley receives his certificate from Dean Sue Bernhauser

“Robin Kiteley is a great ambassador for the University of   Huddersfield and he is the reason why I chose to commute on five trains, over six hours, twice a week, to attend…"


Fifth prize went to Tim Wallis from the School of Human and Health Sciences; University Campus Oldham, nominated by Asia Khatun, Shelly Boothman, Katherine Cholewa and Stephen Gould

Fifth prize winner Tim Wallis receives his certificate from nominating student Shelly Boothman

Fifth prize winner Tim Wallis receives his certificate from nominating student Shelly Boothman

“Tim has been an immense source of support for not just me personally, but for the whole of my class. He has offered guidance, encouraged and inspired me throughout the 3 years I have studied at UCO. He is always there, I always feel welcome to go and talk to him, and he provides both, academic and personal support whenever needed… …He has inspired me to believe in myself and my potential.”

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