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Elise White wins Biochemistry Good Citizen award 2020

5 August 2020

Upon his formal retirement after 45 years as a member of the School of Biochemistry, Professor Andrew Halestrap provided the funds to enable an annual award to be made to a Biochemistry final year student who has demonstrated exceptional good citizenship.

Academic staff were invited to nominate students for the Good Citizen award, and this year's winner is Elise White. Elise was presented with the award at the final year students' virtual celebration event on Tuesday 28 July. The usual in-person graduation ceremony has been postponed, so the virtual event was an opportunity to celebrate with finalists in the meantime.

Elise has made full use of the opportunities available at university, taking part in an impressive amount of extracurricular activities and volunteering. She has been a Biochemistry course representative for all three years of her degree and was involved in organising the Biochemistry Ball this year (which sadly did not go ahead due to the pandemic).

In addition to her contributions to student life within the School of Biochemistry, in her first year, Elise was the events rep for Goldney JCR, organising a successful ball. She has also been an active member of the Coppafeel Uni Boob society, promoting breast cancer awareness and education.

Elise is also an accomplished musician, having played trombone in the Bristol University Musical Society (BUMS) Chamber Orchestra, Symphonia, and Symphonic Winds. She also sung in the University Singers in her first and second year, and was recently elected as a committee member for BUMS. Outside of her musical interests, Elise also took part in the tennis Advanced Squad in her final two years at university.

Congratulations to Elise on being the 2020 award winner.

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