Prizes for Bangor Forestry Students

The achievements of three Bangor forestry students have been recognised by the Institute of Chartered Foresters, the Royal Forestry Society and Tilhill Forestry.

On graduation day in July, Robert Evans (BSc Conservation & Forest Ecosystems) received the Institute of Chartered Foresters’ Best Student Award for 2015 and Byron Braithwaite (BSc Forestry) was presented with the Royal Forestry Society’s 2015 “Bangor Bursary” for the best final year forestry project.  Rob described himself as “delighted … and both surprised and pleased at being awarded the ICF Best Student Award”, while Byron said that he was “honoured to receive the award”.

In August, Patrick Duffy became the first recipient of the Tilhill Forestry Phil Johnson Memorial Award.  Patrick, a student on the distance-learning MSc Forestry course, said: “I am really very grateful to Tilhill Forestry for offering this prize and receiving it has been a real high point towards the end of my studies with Bangor University.”  More details at

Congratulations to Rob, Byron and Patrick, and thanks to the Institute of Chartered Foresters, the Royal Forestry Society and Tilhill Forestry for making the awards and helping us to celebrate our students’ achievements.


Robert Evans (right) receiving the 2015 ICF Best Student Award
from David Edwards (left) of the Institute of Chartered Foresters.




Byron Braithwaite (right) receiving the 2015 RFS Bangor Bursary
from Christine Cahalan (left) on behalf of the Royal Forestry Society




Patrick Duffy (right) receiving the 2015 Tilhill Forestry Phil Johnson Memorial Award
from Tilhill Forestry Managing Director George McRobbie (left)

Publication date: 5 October 2015