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Student’s double success with award and career with Tilhill Forestry

Image 1A student who studied for an MSc at Aberdeen University, is celebrating after winning an award from leading forestry and timber harvesting company Tilhill Forestry while securing his dream job based in Devon, at the same time.

Jude Fielding from Bangor, North Wales, won the Tilhill Forestry Award for outstanding performance in the MSc in Forestry in the 2015/16 academic year, having graduated with a Master’s in Forestry with Distinction.

He was presented with a specially carved wooden trophy in the shape of an acorn by Tilhill Forestry District Manager Julian Ohlsen along with £250.

As part of the company’s work to strengthen links with students, Tilhill Forestry offers awards to top performing forestry students at leading universities which offer degrees in Forestry. The company also runs a popular graduate placement scheme.

Jude said: “I am very grateful to Tilhill Forestry for offering this award. To receive it has been a real honour and one of the highlights of my time studying at Aberdeen University. I am very much looking forward to starting my career with Tilhill Forestry and delighted that I will be based at the Devon office.”

Julian Ohlsen added: “We run an awards programme with a number of universities across the UK. We’re delighted to continue to support Aberdeen University and recognise the hard work of students who are studying forestry. It’s an excellent university which regularly feeds students into our graduate trainee programme.”

Dr Louise M Page, School of Biological Sciences (Forestry), at Aberdeen University said: “We would like to thank Tilhill Forestry for offering this attractive prize. Jude was an outstanding student and was very deserving of the award. During the course he showed responsibility, resourcefulness and that he was very trustworthy.”

Tilhill Forestry has a long association with Aberdeen University as many of its past and present employees have studied there. Forestry has been taught at Aberdeen since 1907, and brings together the disciplines of forestry, ecology, zoology, and plant science. The Department has an excellent reputation both nationally and internationally.

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