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ICF Awards UK’s Emerging Forestry and Arboricultural Talent

(Left to right) Daniel Bentley, Katarina Lindroth, Sean Roberts, Gabriel Hibberd, Tom Roberts

The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) has honoured a number of outstanding students with awards during June and July. The students have completed an ICF accredited course at one of the UK’s colleges and universities that teach forestry and arboriculture. This award builds valuable connections between the profession and the UK’s ever growing forestry and arboricultural talent. The 2018 ICF Student Awards were presented at graduations across the UK by ICF representatives, recognising academic achievement in ICF-accredited higher education courses. The Institute’s President, David Edwards FICFor, presented the prestigious award at Bangor University; later in the year David will be presenting the ICF Student Award at Harper Adams University.

Winners of the influential award received a one-year ICF Associate membership subscription – a valuable platform for starting a career, offering the opportunity to develop professionally and expand a network of forestry and arboricultural peers. Associate membership is the first step to chartered status and seen as necessary or desirable by many leading employers.

The 2018 ICF Student Award winners include:

  • Katarina Lindroth, BSc (Ord) Sustainable Forest Management (with Forest Conservation), Scottish School of Forestry (Inverness College UHI)
  • Tom Roberts, BSc (Hons) Forest Management, National School of Forestry (University of Cumbria)
  • Sean Roberts, BSc (Hon) Arboriculture & Urban Forestry, Myerscough College
  • Gabriel Hibberd, BSc (Hons) Conservation with Forestry, Bangor University
  • Daniel Bentley, Forest Sciences (Hons), University of Aberdeen

ICF Executive Director Shireen Chambers FICFor congratulated the 2018 award winners, emphasising the importance of the Institute actively supporting the next generation within the sector:

“The Institute is delighted to congratulate all the winners of the ICF Student Award 2018.

“As the UK’s only professional body for foresters and arboriculturists, the Institute strongly believes in supporting rising talent as they begin their professional journey.

“The Institute welcomes the 2018 ICF Student Award winners as new Associate members. We hope the winners take advantage of the opportunities that come with belonging to a professional body through networking, events, job alerts, news and resources to help enhance their career. We wish the winners all the best in their career.”

A further two ICF Student Awards will be distributed at Harper Adams University and Pershore College in the autumn.


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