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Edward Newell Prize for Tizard students
A new prize has been established at the University in memory of the late Edward Newell, who died two years ago at the age of 36.
The £100 prize will be awarded annually to a student on one of the Tizard Centre's autism studies postgraduate programmes who has made 'an excellent contribution and is has undertaken volunteering or other charitable acts'. The Prize has been launched with a £500 donation by Trustees of the Edward Newell Memorial Trust.
The Edward Newell Memorial Trust is a charity set up for the advancement of health and improvement in the quality of lives for children and young people with 'autism with severe learning difficulties'. Edward Newell had special educational needs during his lifetime.
The Tizard Centre is one of the leading academic groups in the UK working in the area of learning disability and community care. Members of the Centre are selected both for their academic record and for their practical experience in services. The Centre provides short courses as well as degree and diploma programmes at the University and also undertakes an extensive programme of consultancy and research - both nationally and internationally.
Story published at 4:38pm 16 July 2012