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National Maritime Award for SSU Student

National-maritime-award-for-ssu-studentA Southampton Solent University student has been honoured by the Marine Society & Sea Cadets for his outstanding commitment to his studies and ongoing maritime career.

Jonathan Trew, a part-time student on the MSc International Maritime Studies course, was awarded the 2012 Annual Prize for 'Lifelong Learning and Outstanding Achievement' by the Marine Society & Sea Cadets (MSSC).

MSSC is national charity that provides professional development opportunities to seafarers as well as nautical opportunities to young people.

Jonathan was nominated for the award by the Society’s Education & Lifelong Learning Team due to his ongoing keen interest of the global maritime industry, and for his continuing commitment throughout his maritime career and current studies.

The Chancellor of Southampton Solent University, Admiral The Right Honourable Lord West of Spithead, presented the award to Jonathan last week at the MSSC Annual Court, which was held at HMS President in central London.

Jonathan said: “I’m very proud to have been acknowledged by my fellow professionals. My degree, which was recommended to me through a colleague, is closely linked to the maritime industry and the maritime specific content makes it relevant within today’s global environment.”

The MSSC has now offered Jonathan a scholarship to support him with the rest of his studies.

Dr Anthony Gallagher, Senior Lecturer in Maritime and Coastal studies and Jon’s tutor said: “Jon is a well deserved award winner. He has provided an interesting industrial background to the course which has been useful for other students working with him.”

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(L-R) Admiral The Right Honourable Lord West of Spithead, presented the award to Jonathan Trew last week at the MSSC Annual Court, which was held at HMS President in central London.