The second-year Geology BSc(Hons) student (from Bridgnorth, Shropshire) was one of seven university students from around the country to receive an Institute of Quarrying (IQ) National Students Award.
The geologists-of-the-future were nominated by their universities for their “continuous hard work and passion towards their course, as well as demonstrating strong potential for a successful career in the mineral extractives industry”.
Esme, 20, said: “I enjoy the course, especially the field trips. They are a great chance to apply theory to a practical situation. Brighton is a lot of fun and the university is a good learning environment.”
Esme award came with two years free student membership of the IQ.