Top prize for MRI student Barry

Top prize for MRI student Barry

The end of seven years study was marked with a double celebration for a Wigan health worker.

Not only did Barry Burgess succeed in gaining an MSc in magnetic resonance imaging from the University of Cumbria he was also awarded the Department of Medical & Sport Sciences Postgraduate Medical Imaging Prize for Professional and Academic Development at a ceremony at Carlisle Cathedral (Tuesday 27 November.)

43 year old Barry from Billinge works as clinical lead at Wigan Infirmary says he was thrilled at the news:

“I began studying in 2011 but working full time and having a young family meant it took a while to achieve but it has been well worthwhile. I loved meeting new people and working closely with a brilliant academic team.”

He added: “I’m now able to pass on my own experience to students as a mentor.”

Iain MacDonald who leads the university’s MRI programme said: “The course team have been very impressed with his work ethic, and how he has been able to manage the often conflicting demands of study, work commitments and family life.”

“Barry is also a mentor to other postgraduate students on the programme at his hospital. Due to his personal achievement  and continuing support to others, he is a deserved recipient of the award.”