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Undergraduate Student of the Year is awarded to Lucy Neat

Second year French and German student, Lucy Neat, has won Undergraduate Student of the Year

Second year undergraduate student Lucy Neat receives her award from Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor
Second year undergraduate student Lucy Neat receives her award from Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor

Lucy Neat was chosen as the Faculty of Humanities nominee for the University's Distinguished Achievement Awards and this summer was presented with the prize by President and Vice Chancellor, Nancy Rothwell. Lucy is studying French and German on the Integrated Professional Masters in Languages programme (IPML).

Professor Margaret Littler, Professor of Contemporary German Culture, put forward the nomination for Lucy to be considered for the award and had this to say about her:

Lucy Neat is in the second year of the Integrated Professional Masters in German and French. She came to Manchester with outstanding A-Level grades in French, German, Spanish and English Literature, and has sustained an excellent academic performance in spite of a severe physical disability. Lucy is confined to a wheelchair, and faces ongoing treatment for her condition. She is in receipt of a Snowdon Trust award that supports her in living independently at University, and her resilience in difficult circumstances is an inspiration to her fellow-students. Lucy is an outstanding linguist, and has a formidable intellect. Her average mark at first year was 79.33%, and she was awarded the Keith Millward prize for all-round excellence in French Studies. In summary I have been overwhelmed by the support for this nomination among my colleagues, who clearly feel as strongly as I do that Lucy’s inspirational qualities are thoroughly deserving of this recognition.

Professor Margaret Littler

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