Elizabeth named as rising star in arboriculture sector

Published
Thursday 29 August

A University Centre Myerscough arboriculture graduate has been recognised as one to watch in the sector by the Institute of Chartered Foresters.

Elizabeth Anderson has been named as a recipient of an ICF student award, which recognise distinguished learners as ones to watch. Elizabeth graduated with BSc (Hons) in Arboriculture & Urban Forestry earlier this summer.

The awards are designed to build valuable connections between the industry and the UK’s rising forestry and arboricultural talent. Elizabeth was presented with her award for the ICF Top Dissertation at the Myerscough Higher Education Graduation Ceremony last month in recognition of her academic achievement and emerging talent in the sector.

Each year, the ICF presents a prestigious student award to each of the top students in the universities and colleges with ICF-accredited forestry and arboriculture courses.  This is an important accolade at the beginning of a young person’s professional career, and winners benefit from recognition amongst ICF membership.

Elizabeth was nominated for the ICF award by her Myerscough arboriculture tutor, Julie Smith, who said: ‘’She has come on in leaps and bounds throughout her three years at Myerscough, and has achieved a very well deserved first class degree.

‘’Her hard work on all modules, and particularly on her research project, have set her up well for her chosen career in tree related research. We wish her well as she moves onto Masters by Research at Lancaster University.’’

The photograph shows Elizabeth Anderson receiving her award from sponsor, Jonathan Smith, and tutor, Julie Smith.

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by Dave Salmon

DSalmon@myerscough.ac.uk

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