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Xiaojing Chen won the British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG) Academic Awards - The Margaret KB Day Scholarship

25 November 2014

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Congratulations to Xiaojing Chen (3rd year PhD student, Dental Physical Science Unit) who won the prestigious British Federation of Women (BFWG) Graduates Academic Award - The Margaret KB Day Scholarship with an award of £4000.

Xiaojing is working on ‘Novel Fluoride and Chloride Containing Bioactive Glasses for Dental Applications’ supervised by Professor Robert Hill (Dental Physical Science Unit) and Dr. Natalia Karpukhina (Dental Physical Science Unit). Based on her PhD project and academic excellence, Xiaojing has completed against 290 applicants nationally, and was selected for an interview on the BFWG headquarters. Xiaojing’s 8 minutes presentation and Q&A impressed all the attending judges. She was selected for the BFWG-Margaret KB Day Scholarship.

The British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG) is a non-profit non-governmental national organisation founded in 1907, aims to promote women’s opportunities in education and public life, and to encourage the extension of higher education for women graduates. The National BFWG Academic Awards started from 1912 are awarded to women research students in their final year PhD study judged on the basis of evidence of academic excellence as shown on the application form, referee reports and the presentation of their research to the Scholarship Committee.

Congratulations again to Xiaojing and her supervisors Professor Robert Hill and Dr. Natalia Karpukhina.

Image: Xiaojing Chen (L) receiving the award from Dr Gloria Banner (M), BFWG President



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