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A dose of success for pharmacy students

Two Trafford College Science students have walked away victorious from this year’s North West Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician of the Year Awards.

The 10th annual awards took at the prestigious Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester (MOSI) last month. The event, supported by Health Education England’s North West Team, celebrated the successful completion of training and registration of the region’s newly qualified Pharmacy Technicians.

Student, Ian Johnson, was named Best Academic Achiever, while Rebecca Viney, won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Pharmacy Services in the Workplace.

Rebecca, who was described by her tutor as a conscientious and committed student, completed a very demanding qualification whilst employed in two jobs, demonstrating the sheer amount of dedication and desire she had to complete her studies. Whist undertaking her course, she undertook a project around free of charge medicines, looking at supply issues and general issues within the system. From the audit she carried out, she was able to suggest and implement changes to enable the process to become more streamlined and efficient.

Ian would spend his mornings in the College library undertaking research before the day started, as well as spending his evenings there too. The College’s external verification processes highlighted the extent of Ian’s knowledge and understanding, and the word “outstanding” was used on the report he submitted. Another of the assignments he completed was described as “one of the best submissions of assignment work on College record” by one of his tutors. He achieved distinctions across all modules.

He commented today, “I wasn’t aware that I’d been nominated for the award, but I really appreciate it, along with all the help and guidance I’ve received along the way.”

Pharmacy Assessor for Science, Holly Alborz added, “It was a pleasure to witness our students being recognised at these prestigious awards.  To see two of our students awarded prizes in two out of the three categories was just excellent. It is testament to their hard work and dedication on what is a very demanding course, and they should be very proud.”

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