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Faculty of Natural & Agricultural Sciences

Faculty celebrates academic excellence at Top Achievers function

By Martie Meyer

Posted on 19 April 2012

Faculty overall top achiever, Andrew Graham and Prof Chris Theron (Head: Department of Physics).
Faculty overall top achiever, Andrew Graham and Prof Chris Theron (Head: Department of Physics).

“We live in an interconnected world with a wealth of opportunities. There is an incredible amount of knowledge to generate and share – and the University of Pretoria (UP) is one of the institutions through which this can be done.”

 

These words were shared by Prof Bernard Slippers, guest speaker at the annual Outstanding Achievers Function for students of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences on 12 April 2012. He shared his personal experiences of academic excellence and opportunities at a leading research institution such as UP.

Andrew Graham scooped up the awards at the event and was also awarded the Vice-Chancellor and Principal’s Award as the overall top achiever in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. He received the Department of Physics Prize for the best third-year student in Physics and the Pierre du Plessis Prize for the best third-year student in Physics, with distinction. He was also awarded the Dewald Hattingh Book Prize for the best third-year student in Mathematics, a prize jointly awarded to him and DF Rodda. Andrew obtained his BSc in Physics, with a weighted average performance of above 86% over the three years of study.

More than 50 prizes and trophies were awarded to the top students in the Faculty at this prestigious event. The Faculty is proud to have such outstanding academic achievers and is very grateful to all the sponsors of the prizes and trophies.

 




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