27th September 2004



A graduate from the University of Lincoln has had her dissertation shortlisted for a top award.

Marianne Strange got a first grade for her BSc in Equine Science at the university’s Riseholme Park campus.

She was entered into the Eqvalan Thesis of the Year Award by two of her lecturers in the Department of Biological Sciences, which forms part of the university’s Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences.

Her dissertation, which analysed the effects of amino acids in the diets of horses, could win Marianne the top prize of £500 if she wins the award in November.

“This year six students had their dissertations selected for entry into the competition, and the faculty’s academics chose one of those to be put forward for the award,” said Rachel Neville, senior lecturer in Biological Sciences.

“Out of the 20 universities competing, we are both proud and delighted that Marianne has got to the last five.”

The finals will be held on Saturday 6th November at the British Equine Event in Warwickshire, where the finalists will give a 15-minute presentation and answer questions from a panel of judges to decide an overall winner. 

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Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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