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The Queen awards the pioneering work of British Universities

Published: Sunday, 22 November 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

The Queen has acknowledged the ground-breaking research works of a number of British Universities.

Bradford University was one of 21 UK Universities and colleges to be awarded one of the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, an accolade she takes a very personal interest in. They achieved this status because of the work they have completed to help create new national standards for person-centred dementia care. On top of this, the university has created higher training principles for both Britain’s health and social services.

An award close to the Queen’s heart

These awards are extremely close to the Queen’s heart, explains Peter Chenery, Chief Executive of the 
Royal Anniversary Trust and one of a panel of advisors who endorses the winners. The Trust was established in 1990 to create ways to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne. 

Other frontrunners included Nottingham Trent University for its role in helping to mature 3D x-ray imaging technology, currently used at an array of airports around the globe.

Bristol University was also recognised for its Volcanology Research Group, which has played a huge part in urbanising models to aid meteorologists and airlines in foreseeing ash plumes – helping to ensure flying is safe post volcanic eruptions and other natural disasters. 

The winners were announced at a ceremony held at St James’s Palace. All those awarded will receive their official honours from the Queen (or another senior member of the Royal Family) at a separate ceremony, which is to take place in February.

These awards are a celebration of talent in the world today. Jo Johnson, Minister for Universities and Science, has said the awards recognise those who enhance the everyday lives of millions of people.

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