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Student geologists honoured by Institute of Quarrying

Elysia Hayward

IQ recognition for seven high-achieving and motivated second-year university students  

SEVEN high-achieving and motivated university students studying Geology at universities across the UK have been honoured at the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) National Student Awards.

The second-year geologists of the future were nominated by their respective universities for continuous hard work and passion towards their course, as well as demonstrating strong potential for a successful career in the mineral extractives industry.


Each winner receives a certificate acknowledging their achievement, plus two years free student membership of the Institute of Quarrying.

Winners of the 2018 IQ National Student Awards:

  • Esme Whitehouse, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, BSc Geology at University of Brighton
  • Manon Carpenter, Caerphilly, MESci Geology (International) at Cardiff University
  • Matthew Harris, Nottingham, BSc Geology at University of Leicester
  • Brett Paterson, Blackburn, BSc Geology at University of Manchester
  • Sophie Diver, BSc Hons Geology at Plymouth University
  • Elysia Hayward (pictured), Swindon, BSc Geology at University of Southampton
  • Aaron Wood, Lichfield, BSc Geology at University of Derby

James Thorne, IQ’s chief executive officer, said: ‘The benefits of IQ membership are second to none. For these young geologists, they can take advantage of invitations to networking events, receive professional help with career development through the industry’s monthly magazine Quarry Management and, and attend educational webinars by industry experts, to name a few.

‘Membership for students is £20 per year, with invaluable advice about the skills, training and personal development needs required to build successful industry careers. It’s a small investment for what could provide them with lifelong career opportunities in the future.’

IQ is currently offering students who join before the end of 2018 FREE membership in 2019. For more information and to sign up, visit:


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