TILHILL PRESENTS AWARD FOR TOP STUDENT

 TILHILL PRESENTS AWARD FOR TOP STUDENT

Oliver Mackay, a graduate from Harper Adams University has wonthe Tilhill ‘Top Student’ Award for2021. The award was presented at an online presentation to Oliver, a final year student studying Sustainable Forestry and Forestry Products on the BSC (Hons) in Countryside andEnvironmental Management course with the University.

As part of Tilhill’s work to strengthen links with future foresters, the Company presents awards to top-performing students at universities offering degrees in forestry-related subjects across the UK.

Upon receiving the award of£250 prize money and a wooden carved trophy, Oliver said: “Many thanks for awarding this prize to me. I am grateful for the opportunities I have enjoyed as a student, and I am very happy in my role as a head ranger at Rothiemurchus. A special thank you to Tilhill for the prizes.”

Nick Covarr, Lecturer in Forestry and Woodland at Harper Adams University said: “Well done to Oliverfor this achievement and gaining recognition at Harper Adams.Thank you to Tilhill for sponsoring this award and for continuing toengage with our students to bring their studies to life. At a time when we need young foresters more than ever, it is the relationship between universities and industry like that between Harper Adams and Tilhillwhich provide the knowledge, inspiration and opportunities to make it happen.”

Oliver spent his placement at Rothiemurchus, a beautiful estate in the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland in 2015 and subsequently secured a job there as Head Ranger.

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