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UEA Pharmacy student comes 2nd in National Law and Ethics competition

UEA pharmacy student Yoshika Shirai has come second in the annual Pharmacy Law and Ethics Association (PLEA) essay competition.  Each year pharmacy students from across the UK are invited to submit 2,500 word essay on a topical subject in the world of pharmacy.  The essays are judged by a panel of experts and awards confirmed at the PLEA annual general meeting.  The top three essays share a £1000 prize fund.   This year’s essay asked students to discuss the use of e-cigarettes. 

After the award was announced Yoshika said “I am honoured and humbled to receive this award. This essay competition provided me a precious opportunity to apply my writing skills and present my ideas in a structured way. I believe e-cigarettes are more than an essay topic for a competition, but an issue worth seriously discussing in our society.” Dr James Desborough (Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at UEA) said “The School is extremely proud of Yoshika and congratulate her on her success in the PLEA competition.  It is really important that pharmacy students like Yoshika get involved in debates that will affect the future of their profession, and competitions such as this provide a great opportunity for students to develop the skills and confidence to continue to drive the pharmacy profession forward.”

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