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Law Prizes and Sir Roger Bannister Scholarships Awarded to Pembroke Undergraduates for 2016

27th April 2016

Six Pembroke undergraduates have been presented with prestigious prizes in celebration of their notable academic and sporting success in College and beyond.

Matthew Terry (Law with French Law, 2015) received the Crystal Prize, awarded for the best performance in Law Honour Moderations (first year exams), while the Farthing Prize for best performance in Constitutional Law in Honour Moderations was presented to Anna Yamaoka-Enkerlin (Law, 2015).

Joint winners of the Monk Prize for Criminal Law – for the best performance in Criminal Law in Honour Moderations – were announced as Victoria Lewis (Law, 2015) and Bethan Davies (Law, 2015).

Matthew commented: ‘I am delighted to have received the results that I did, and I am extremely grateful to my tutors, who worked tirelessly to help all of the first year lawyers to do the very best that we could. The Mods course is extremely challenging, but also very enjoyable, so I am happy that the hard work paid off in the end!

Pembroke also recognises undergraduate students who demonstrate excellence in both academic and sporting activities. Alex Swift (History and English, 2014) and Khalid Mohsen (Economics and Management, 2014) are this year’s recipients of a Sir Roger Bannister scholarship after making competitive applications with strong support from their academic tutors.

Alex Swift is being recognised for her ability to consistently maintain a first class standard of academic work alongside a demanding rowing training schedule. A member of the Oxford University Women’s Lightweight Rowing Club, she has competed in Torpids and Summer Eights as a member of the Women’s First VIII, and has recently supported the management of the Pembroke College Boat Club as a Committee member and Women’s Vice-Captain.

Alex commented: "I feel very privileged to receive this award in a college where there is a strong tradition of athletes - Roger Bannister's unique achievement on the running track is continued in a variety of college and university sports that I am proud to be a part of. Pembroke's unfailing pride in its student athletes has provided great support both on and off the water in a sport that is very physically and mentally demanding.

Khalid Mohsen, who also achieved a distinction in his preliminary examinations last academic year, has been commended for his diligence, the high standard of his written work and his contributions to tutorial discussion. He has played a key part in sporting life of the College and the wider University: a long time Judo practitioner, he is a member of the University of Oxford Men’s first team, who most recently celebrated a victory against Cambridge in the Varsity competition.

Having taken part in a number of sports at College level, including Rugby, Football and Mixed Lacrosse, Khalid has found further success as part of Pembroke’s M2 rowing squad, who contributed to a landmark year for the Pembroke College Boat Club by moving into Division One alongside the M1 squad.

Find out more about the scholarships and awards available exclusively to Pembroke’s students on our finance webpages.

Alex Swift (at 2 seat) rowing this March in the Women's Eights Head of the River
Khalid Mohsen (facing camera) at Varsity