There was cause for a double celebration for University of Cumbria medical imaging student Grace Marsden who not only joined nearly fifty colleagues in graduating but also received a prestigious prize in recognition of her outstanding work.
Grace from Bleasdale near Preston was awarded the Dr Harold Tulloh Prize for Technique after attaining exceptionally high marks in technique related modules.
"It was challenging course but enjoyable and I'm looking forward to some time off before starting work at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in the autumn," Grace said.
At the University of Cumbria students like Grace have access to a medical imaging laboratory equipped with the latest industry-standard medical imaging workstations allowing development of practical experience that help secure future employment. The university is about to make another investment £130,000 in upgrading the X-ray equipment to the newest wireless digital imaging systems.
Charles Sloane, principal lecturer in medical imaging, said. “Grace is just a genius, a quietly exceptional student who attained astonishingly high marks – among the best we have had in years.”
Pictured: Recipient of the Dr Harold Tulloh Prize for Technique Grace Marsden