Chemical Engineering


5 Aug 2020

Perrys Book Prize Winners 2020!

Perrys winners 2020 with Ibrahim x 670

Each year, top students in the Chemical Engineering Department receive the BP Perry’s Book Prize.

The prizes are awarded annually to the students who performed best during their first-year examinations.

This year, as we are unable to celebrate in person with our students for a while yet, we are celebrating them virtually!  When we contacted our students to let them know of the good news, we asked them to send us a quote to feature in this news item - here's what they had to say.....

Joe Auty - “I’m delighted to have performed very well this year - bring on the next few!”

Rakan Baroudi - "I am honoured to be receiving this award, it comes as a pleasant end to quite an interesting year to say the least. I would like to thank Loughborough University and the Chemical Engineering Department for this prize and will continue to work along this path in the years to come."

Asa Comfry - ‘I am thankful for this recognition of my efforts and looking forward to the work ahead.’

Sukhmani Dhami - "Hard work and determination always pays off; I am honoured to be recognised for the BP prize award."

Rebecca Dowson - "Knowing that I could help make a difference to the world in the future using my degree encouraged me to achieve the best grades I possibly could!"

Uche Ejorh - "Efforts and courage are not enough without the support and guidance from you my lecturers, my coursemates, my family, and my friends. Most grateful to you all." 

Archie Goodburn - “honoured to be recognised for the BP prize, thanks to the department for such a great first year!”

Morgan Haigh - "It’s so great to have been awarded this prize for academic performance and thank you to BP for providing it."

Ope Hamilton - "I didn't think I'd do so well as to win an award let alone two, (Ope also won the ExxonMobil The Santoprene™ Chemicals Prize), Because, If I'm being honest I was merely aiming to pass, the pandemic really got to me. For a long time during the quarantine I was stuck in a rut and just couldn't focus on anything let alone studying. But with the help of my friends and family I was able to regain motivation, build a routine and work towards passing my exams to the best of my abilities.  Now, I'm just really happy that my best was good enough."

Nathan Jones - ‘I am very thankful for this award, and hope my hard work will pay off in future’

Aine Robinson - "In a strange year of COVID-19 good news is definitely welcome so thank you very much." 

Hamandeep Sarai - “Let consistent, hard work be your dopamine hit. Thanks to everyone involved for this prize.”

Aled Williams - “I look forward to returning to Loughborough to continue my studies and experience all that the University has to offer.”

Michelle Zietsman - “Studying from home has been challenging but I’m so glad my hard work has paid off. Thank you for this award!”

Ibrahim Meziane - "I am honoured and proud to win this award thanks to the university and everyone who helped me achieve it"

New Head of Department, Professor Jin Xuan stated:

Many congratulations to all the Chemical Engineering 2019 prize recipients. I am delighted to see so many of our wonderful students have won the prizes that recognise different aspects of achievements. It is a pity that we cannot have a party to celebrate together at the moment, but I wanted to let you know that all the academic staff including myself are very proud of you—not only the prize winners, but everyone who have overcome the difficulties and achieved your success in the past months

Congratulations to you all from all of us in the Chemical Engineering Department - we look forward to congratulating you in person in the coming months!