National School of Forestry student receives top award

National School of Forestry student receives top award

There was cause for a double celebration for Tom Harvey who as well as graduating from the University of Cumbria's National School of Forestry with a BSc woodland ecology and conservation qualification also won a prestigious prize.

Tom was presented with the award which recognises the student with the best final year forest management plan by John Paterson, director of EGGER Forestry.

“We are so pleased to be able to award first prize to Tom,” John Paterson said. “We hope that partnerships like this with the University of Cumbria and the Scottish School of Forestry will continue to help young people with their future careers in forest management.”

Tom, from Oswestry, added: “I’m extremely happy to have achieved first prize for my Best Final Year Forest Management Plan. It’s a great start to my future and I hope that more young people can take part over the years to come.”

Dr Elspeth Lees, head of the department of science, natural resources and outdoor studies at the University of Cumbria, said: “We are delighted for Tom. The university values the partnership it has with EGGER Forestry.  Their continued support demonstrates the value the industry places on academic qualifications and applied learning.  All our students have benefitted from this partnership as EGGER also provide guest lectures and case study materials which demonstrate the importance Forestry Management plays in the UK and around the world.”

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