UoC 2014 graduation

Food Chain Technology students graduate at Chester Cathedral

UoC 2014 graduation

FdSc in Food Chain Technology graduates Harriet Hughes, AIan Wise, Brendon Heath, Danielle Brown and Rachel Gray.

Four years of hard work have paid off for six industry based students who received their Foundation Degree in Food Chain Technology at the University of Chester’s Graduation.

Held at Chester Cathedral, the graduation ceremony began with a triumphant trumpet fanfare, followed by a procession of members of the University Council,  eminent guests and university staff into the cathedral. The audience was addressed by guest speaker Brian Cosgrove, the man behind classic children’s animations including The BFG and DangerMouse. Brian congratulated graduates on their achievements and thanked the University of his own honorary degree for contributions to the arts.

Danielle Brown UoC graduation 2014 FOOD

Danielle Brown outside Chester Cathedral

Reaseheath graduate Danielle Brown, who works for Goodlife Foods commented:

“When I started as a New Product Development Assistant at Goodlife Foods I told them how keen I was to continue to learn and further my knowledge of the food industry. The foundation degree gave me the opportunity to up-skill and work at the same time. I enjoyed the broad range of modules I studied and met many key industry professionals  along the way.”

Danielle continues to work for Goodlife and has been promoted to a ‘Product Developer’ where she project manages key accounts for two large retailers and a foodservice customer.

All of the graduates combined their studies with full-time employment in the food manufacturing and retail industry.


Project Eden award winners – 2014

Each year awards are presented to our latest graduating cohort of dairy technologists as part of Project Eden. The award winners were announced at Reaseheath Graduation Ceremony, held at St Mary’s Church, Nantwich.

Project Eden enables students to work towards a bespoke Foundation Degree in Dairy Technology. This year’s graduates are employed by the industry by companies such as Arla, Dairy Crest, First Milk, Cottelswold Dairy and Müller-Wiseman.

Award winners this year:

Adrian Tew: National Skills Academy 'student of the year'

Adrian Tew of Müller Wiseman: National Skills Academy ‘student of the year’


Dan Millea: Festo Prize for Automation winner

Dan Millea of Dairy Crest: Festo Prize for Automation winner

Dan Millea: Festo Prize for Automation winner

Sue Twist and Paul Winfield of Arla Foods: Society of Dairy Technology award winners

Chris Holland

Chris Holland of Müller Wiseman:  Society of Dairy Technology ‘best student project’