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This year’s Jamieson Award attracted a highly competitive field and Graduate Women NSW is delighted to announce tthis year’s award recipient is Leyla Meharg. Leyla is enrolled in a B. Science and B Advanced Studies, Physiology Honours at the University of Sydney.

In the true spirit of the Jamieson Award, Leyla’s academic record is extremely impressive and she is a multiple prize winner: receiving a Sydney University Honours Scholarship, Academic Excellence Merit Prize and Dean’s List Award, among others. But her extra-curricular and community work shows a desire to give back and support others on their educational path.

Described by her referees as a motivated and delightful student with excellent research career prospects, Leyla has volunteered as a Science Peer Mentor, Research Subject Student leader program and the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation. She has also supported her community through involvement with National Parks NSW and the Illawarra Climate Committee, and community and charities through Relay for Life and the National Blood Donation program.

Leyla intends to use the funds to attend research conferences in her chosen field, allowing her to develop her skills as a researcher. She is also looking to further postgraduate study through a PhD. We wish her well with her future studies.

Thank you to all those who applied and GW-NSW wishes you well with your studies and chosen field.