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Student Prizes

Each year we are able to recognise students’ innovation and excellence by awarding student prizes. We currently have two student prizes awarded annually.

The Dr Trevor Jarvis Award for Outstanding Commitment to Adult Learning

The Dr Trevor Jarvis Award for Outstanding Commitment to Adult Learning is awarded annually to a student on the University of Bradford BSc or MSc Dementia Studies (Training in Dementia Care) pathway who, in the view of the panel, has shown evidence of excellence in one or more of the following:

  • Facilitation of adult learning in dementia care
  • Development of learning materials related to dementia care
  • Providing support and encouragement to fellow learners and/or to staff in dementia care settings
  • Overcoming obstacles in order to participate in and/or promote adult learning

Dr Jarvis is a member of the judging panel and presents the award certificate at the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies post-graduation celebration event.  

Winners

2016 – Sara Louise Rook

The Davida Fortinsky Award

Davida Fortinsky Davida Fortinsky was the mother of Richard Fortinsky, a Fulbright Scholar from the United States who spent five months in 2007 with the School of Dementia Studies learning about how dementia care is organized in primary care and mental health trusts in England.  After a full and active life, Davida passed away in February 2007 from complications associated with advanced dementia.

Davida instilled in her sons, Richard and James, and ultimately her three grandchildren, Kyle, Laura and Celia, a deep thirst for knowledge and love for learning from an early age.  She was an unwavering source of support and fully engaged in their lives.  Thanks primarily to her continuous positive messages about the value of higher education, all of her descendents have completed or are enrolled in university degree programs.

The Davida Fortinsky Award for Outstanding Dementia Studies Student at the University of Bradford celebrates Davida’s life by carrying on the tradition of encouraging the pursuit of knowledge, in this case to help improve the quality of lives of people with dementia and their families, wherever in the world they may live.

Winners

  • 2016 - Claire Jacobs, BSc Dementia Studies, December
               Dijana Dumancic, MSc Dementia Studies, December

  • 2015 - Karin Voigt, MSc Dementia Studies, December
               Kirsty Jones, BSc Dementia Studies, First Class, December

  • 2014 - Jill O’Connell, BSc Dementia Studies, First Class, December
               Lauren Fordham, MSc Dementia Studies with Distinction, July

  • 2013 - Caroline Inch, BSc Dementia Studies, First Class, December
               Caroline Hampson, MSc Dementia Studies, July

  • 2012 - Lucille Phillips, BSc Dementia Studies, First Class, December
               Lindsay McKay Collins, MSc Dementia Studies with Distinction, July

  • 2011 - Nicola Berry, BSc (Hons) Dementia Studies, First Class, December
               Lay Lay Pee, MSc Dementia Studies, July

  • 2010 - Karen Adamson,  Dip(HE) Dementia Studies with Merit, December
               Padraic Garrett, MSc in Dementia Studies with Distinction, July

  • 2009 - Suzanne Lesley Cox, Dip (HE) Dementia Studies, December
               Ffion Simmons, MSc in Dementia Studies with Merit, July

  • 2008 - Jonathon Seddon BSc (Hons) Dementia Studies, First Class, December

The Bupa Award

The Bupa Award for Innovation in Person Centred Care recognises a University of Bradford Dementia Studies student, who has demonstrated exceptional innovation and creativity in translating their learning into practice, in order to benefit people with dementia, their families or colleagues.

Students completing either the Undergraduate Practice Project or the Postgraduate Understanding Experiences of Dementia modules will be eligible for the award.  Student assignments on these modules will be judged for their innovation in translating the student’s learning into practice within their workplace.

The shortlisted candidates will be judged by a panel of the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies staff including Professor Murna Downs and Bupa staff, including Dr Graham Stokes, Director of Dementia Care and Kirsty Wilson, Programme Manager. The award will presented at the Journal of Dementia Care Annual Congress awards dinner.

The award reflects the ongoing partnership between the University of Bradford and Bupa and our joint commitment to improving the lives of people with dementia and their families through celebrating innovation in person centred care.

Winners

  • 2015 - Sally Oliver
  • 2014 - Jill O’Connell
  • 2013 - Margaret Ryan
  • 2012 - Sarah Meharg
               Highly commended: Gregory Payne and Debby Lamont
  • 2011 - Jodie Clarke