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City students receive 2012 Salters' Institute Prizes for Exceptional Achievement in Physical Sciences

HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of Royal Scientific Society of Jordan, presents awards to winners.
by John Stevenson
Jim Hirst Zaibaa Patel
From left to right: Current Master of the Worshipful Company of Salters', Professor Sir John Holman; HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan; Mr Jim Hirst; Professor Sanowar Khan. From left to right: Current Master of the Worshipful Company of Salters', Professor Sir John Holman; HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan; Miss Zaibaa Patel; Professor Sanowar Khan.

Jim Hirst and Zaibaa Patel have become the most recent recipients of the Salters' Institute Prize for Exceptional Achievement in Physical Sciences. The prize is awarded each year to two outstanding students from City University London's School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences (SEMS) in recognition of exceptional educational achievement.

The pair, second-year students on the BEng Civil Engineering and BEng Biomedical Engineering degree programmes, respectively, received their prizes during a ceremony held at The Salters' Hall on 23 November. HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of Royal Scientific Society of Jordan, presented the Prizes to the awardees and addressed the audience attending the ceremony.

Professor Sanowar Khan, Deputy Dean, SEMS, who introduced the awardees, says:

"I am absolutely delighted that two of our best students have received this prestigious prize at a ceremony which celebrated the achievements of young talent right across the UK. We are grateful to The Salters' Company for its continued support for our students."

Taking its origins in medieval London's salt trade, The Salters' Company was first licensed in 1394. It is ranked ninth in order of precedence as one of the Great 12 Livery Companies of the City of London.

It is a diverse organisation responsible for several charitable foundations and carries out significant philanthropic work in science education and fostering fellowship among its members. Please click here for more information on The Salters' Company.

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