Uni prize for Northampton student

Graduate Ria Popat
Graduate Ria Popat

New graduate and Northampton resident Ria Popat has won a prize from her university.

Ria, from Little Field, Northampton received the award for Best Pharmaceutical Science Student from the University of Greenwich.

She had studied for her BSc (Hons) degree at the university’s Medway Campus in Kent.

Her prize was presented at a recent graduation ceremony in historic Rochester Cathedral, attended by hundreds of graduands from the university’s faculty of engineering and science.

Ria says: “I was absolutely thrilled and so surprised – my award was completely unexpected.

“I hope I’ve made my family proud.

“At university I grew and developed as an individual, and made many great friends.”

Professor Martin Snowden, pro vice-chancellor, at the University of Greenwich, congratulated Ria, adding: “It is a marvellous achievement to be one of our prize winners.

“There is a lot of competition among our talented students to be selected for a special award at their graduation, and I am delighted that all Ria’s hard work and dedication has been richly rewarded.

“She fully deserves this success and I look forward to seeing her embark on a successful career.”

The pharmaceutical science degree includes studies of chemistry and biology.