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Postgraduate researcher Hussam Hussein awarded UEA Engagement Award

At last week's UEA Engagement Awards ceremony, DEV postgraduate researcher Hussam Hussein proudly received an award. As the Ethnic Minorities Officer for UEA's Student Union, Hussam led campus events throughout October 2015 for Black History Month. Twenty-three student societies were involved in events that drew hundreds of students, staff and the general public to diverse activity from panel debates, seminars and film screenings to exhibition and music performance. Hussam launched the month at Norwich City Council and widely publicised events via thousands of programmes distributed across the city.

As a researcher in hydropolitics and an international student ambassador, Hussam has presented at several Rotary events in Norwich and to students from all over the world studying at the English Experience School in Norwich. Hussam was one of 50 world youth delegates to the UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development conference in Japan and continues to present his research to policy-makers as well as the public at conferences on a global level.