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UofM student wins Eureak! Library Innovation Challenge

A student at The University of Manchester has been given the Eureka! Library Innovation Challenge title.

Jade Brodie, who is studying International Management with American Business Studies, was given the coveted £1,000 prize after submitting her idea to create study space in the library.

Her idea, which she presented to a panel of judges, was to get university students to use their ID cards to register that their desk space in the library is being used.

When they leave their space for a set period of time, it will then become available again, showing other students that they can use it.

University Librarian Jan Wilkinson, who was also one of the judges, said: “It’s so exciting to see what a fantastic pool of talented students we have here at Manchester.”

She added: “Jade’s idea, I’m sure, will make our great services at the Library even better.”

Jade was one of eight finalists who presented their ideas to the panel of judges in a ten-minute pitch, and Jacqueline Austin was awarded second prize winning £250 in vouchers, while Ariana Demian was given a £150 prize for her idea.

This isn’t the first achievement for The University of Manchester this week, after a group of students at the education establishment were declared winners of University Challenge for the fourth time, making them the most successful team on the BBC2 show.

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