A postgraduate student studying their MSc in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry at Myerscough College near Preston has been awarded the 2018 Lockhart Garratt Masters Award.
Tze Kwun Ng (Kathy) was presented with the award at Myerscough College’s Higher Education Graduation Ceremony on 12th July 2018. The annual award was created in 2008 to recognise and celebrate each year’s top student completing the course.
Kathy is a practicing Landscape Architect in Hong Kong, and former head of the Tree Management Office of Hong Kong, who have co-ordination responsibilities for tree work and tree standards across all of Hong Kong.
“I found this Masters degree programme a most rewarding and inspiring experience. It has given me not only ample opportunities to enhance my knowledge in the fields of arboriculture and urban forestry; but more importantly, it has strengthened my aspiration for continuous development and improvement”; comments Kathy.
Duncan Slater, Course Lecturer adds “Kathy has excelled in her studies on our MSc course. She has achieved the highest award of a distinction level Master’s Degree. Her research project involved interviewing park users and non-park users in Hong Kong, to determine whether designing with plants can lead to higher levels of park use. She faced many challenges but overcame them all – and proved that attractive autumn colour in park trees can be a major attraction, encouraging more people to take a healthy walk in parks in Hong Kong. We are very pleased that Kathy has found our MSc course an effective way of gaining new knowledge that is valuable to her – and wish her well in all her future endeavours.”
John Lockhart, Chairman of Lockhart Garratt adds ” we have been supporting this award for 10 years now, and we are honoured to be so closely involved with the college and their students. We look forward to continuing to support the education sector for many years to come”.