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UCL School of Pharmacy students win Intercollegiate Debating Championships

25 May 2012

A team of fourth year students from UCL School of Pharmacy have won the 2nd Annual UK Intercollegiate Pharmacy Debating Championships.

Ciara O'Brien, Tishwant Kanwarjit, Manal Aouf and Hannah Mills represented the School in the competition. They defeated teams from King's College London, the University of East Anglia and the University of Hertfordshire to claim the prize. This is the second victory for the School in this event.

This was the second event in a series of high profile annual debates sponsored by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) to challenge and showcase the abilities of UK pharmacy graduates. This year, pharmacy undergraduates debated the science and ethics underpinning complex clinical dilemmas using real case studies.

The teams were judged by a panel of experts, which included Dr Catherine Duggan and Dr Colin Cable both from the RPS.

Jane Portlock, UCL Professor of Pharmacy Education, commented: "We were all nervous, not expecting a victory for the second year in a row, but as the debate progressed, it became apparent that the hard work had paid off, as our students successfully challenged their UEA colleagues' position. Everyone at the School of Pharmacy is very proud of their success!"

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