Class of 2015

Student secures first class nursing degree and two academic prizes

Roshni Datta is the proud recipient of a first class BSc (Hons) Pre-Qualifying Nursing degree and two academic awards after graduating.

Roshni Datta

Roshni has already secured her first job as a Community Staff Nurse at Greenford Green Clinic, in Wadham Gardens, Greenford.

She will return to Bucks New University later this month to begin her postgraduate studies in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing.
As part of the Ruth Farwell Award for Career Enhancement, Roshni will receive £2,500 which will fund an overseas research trip to help identify the factors which cause reluctance to breastfeeding. Roshni will share the findings with her colleagues to increase understanding about the attitudes to breastfeeding in different cultures. The award was introduced for the first time this year to honour Professor Ruth Farwell, the University’s recently-retired Vice-Chancellor and her contribution to promoting the employability of its graduates.

Roshni’s second award was in recognition of her outstanding achievement during her degree studies at the University’s Uxbridge campus.
Commenting on her graduation and awards, Roshni said:

“I am exceptionally grateful for the opportunities I was given at Bucks University. My degree course has helped me to grow and set the foundations for my future career. I’m very proud to receive both awards and am looking forward to continuing my professional development through the University’s renowned postgraduate programme. ”

Sue West, Dean of the Faculty of Society & Health at Buckinghamshire New University said:

“Congratulations to Roshni on her achievement. I am delighted that Roshni has received this award which recognises her hard work and commitment during her studies at Bucks New University. I wish Roshni all the very best for the future.”

Buckinghamshire New University is one of the leading providers of nursing students in London and won the Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) award at the 2015 Student Nursing Times Awards.

Roshni Datta

Prof Farwell said: “I am delighted that the University has decided to honour my time as Vice Chancellor by creating an award for students in my name.

“The Award is made to students who both excel in their course and also achieve in other ways through engagement in the University’s wider activities such as sports, volunteering and student representation.

“It is intended to provide them with some funding to give a bit of a boost to their progression into or in their first career.

“I am pleased that to be remembered in this way as student engagement and preparing our students well for employment are for me important elements of university education.”

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