Leading law firm, Ashfords LLP, is delighted to sponsor the Ashfords' Marine Prize at the University of Plymouth. The firm has generously committed £18,000 to the University, over three consecutive years, 2018 - 2020.
Ashfords will proudly support the Marine Prize for final year University of Plymouth students studying in areas relevant to the Marine sector ("Prize"). Projects will be on topics relating to this field and will demonstrate a tangible impact / benefit to Plymouth and coastal regions.
The Prize Panel will consist of Ashfords' staff alongside their nominated business contacts, and faculty staff. They will attend the project showcases, interact with students and learn about their work. From this a shortlist of four students will be selected to present their projects. The £6,000 donation will be divided between these students - with a winner, runner up, and two honourable mentions. The worthy winner of the Ashfords Marine Prize will be announced at the Graduation Ceremony.
The University of Plymouth is renowned for high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation. They adopt a truly global outlook and are an inclusive and inspiring university community. Rewarding excellence encourages students to keep aiming high and to meet the challenges of their future.
Working with education and commercial organisations, enables the University to extend and enhance opportunities for students and organisations in the UK and globally. They have an excellent track record in working collaboratively and they constantly adapt to effectively align their practice to the fast changing, national and international economic and policy landscape.
Professor Kevin Jones Dean of Science and Engineering at the University of Plymouth, commented: “I’m delighted that we are able to partner with Ashfords to launch the Ashfords Marine Prize at the University of Plymouth. This is an area where the University and indeed, Plymouth in general are amongst the best in the world. We are rightly proud of the work our students do in this field and it is encouraging to have a local firm supporting and encouraging them in this way.”