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December 2014

Said Zaaneen wins Humanities student award

(18 December 2014)

Said Zaaneen, who studied in the School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) has been awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award: Postgraduate Taught Student of the Year 2013/14, Faculty of Humanities.

Said has just completed an MSc in Management and Implementation of Development Projects (MSc MIDP) in the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) and was presented the award by Dame Nancy Rothwell as part of his graduation.

Said completed his dissertation on Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) whilst simultaneously supporting his family in the Gaza strip. He had to return to Gaza in June 2014 when the region was moving towards a serious flare-up, travelling to the region in the short window of time when entrance was not embargoed.

Once he had ensured his families safety Said managed to gather interviews for his dissertation with many of those living there. Despite, the bombardment of Gaza, Said Zaaneen was able to complete and submit his work.

Said has now returned to the Middle East to continue his work in non-governmental organisations.