Student announced as runner-up in pollution challenge competition

Laura Mills, an undergraduate Geography student at the University was runner-up in the Environment Agency's Pollution Challenge competition, for her bold and innovative vision to tackle pollution.

Laura was presented with a cheque from Environment Agency Chairman Lord Chris Smith at Manchester's Lowry Hotel last night last week after pitching an attention-grabbing presentation proposing a campaign to change public perceptions of river water quality and to introduce new methods to measure and eradicate pollution.

The Environment Agency’s Pollution Challenge competition challenged full-time students studying in the North to come up with bold and innovative solutions to combat water pollution coming from the urban environment, known as 'urban diffuse pollution’. 

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