Student named a top UK speaker

) Prof Bill Bonfield from The Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, Rachel Wong and Martin Cox, Senior Vice President of IOM
) Prof Bill Bonfield from The Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, Rachel Wong and Martin Cox, Senior Vice President of IOM
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A UNIVERSITY of Sunderland student has shone in a national competition to find the UK’s finest young academic speakers.

Rachel Wong was named runner-up in the prestigious National Final of the Young Persons’ Lecture Competition, held at the Armourers’ Hall, in London.

The PhD student, one of six participants who gave 15-minute presentations to judges, followed by questions, spoke about her research into hydrogels to optimise drug delivery via the skin.

She said: “Joining the competition was definitely a very rewarding experience to me.

“I felt privileged to be able to present my PhD work to an audience coming from various backgrounds.

“It is always encouraging to know that there is someone out there interested in my research.”