Emma qualified BScOHS in 2008 and was awarded the Somanda sponsored Prize for “the graduate who has demonstrated the best overall performance over the three years of the BSc course”.
During her time in Manchester she proved to be someone to whom her fellow students looked for leadership and guidance and she was also popular with, and highly respected by, the departmental members of staff.
Regrettably in 2015 within eight years of qualifying, Emma was diagnosed with cancer that had invaded her kidneys, liver and lungs and despite extensive chemotherapy, radiotherapy as well various other treatments the cancer proved to be too aggressive and although she fought her disease bravely to the end she died peacefully in her sister’s arms on 6th February 2017.
We extend our deepest sympathy to her young son Charlie, her parents and her sister and family.
In recognition of her contribution to the BScOHS course it has been decided to name the award for the best overall student in the BSc course after her, which, will henceforth be known as “The Emma Jane Boyes, Somanda, BSc (Oral Health Prize) Sciences Prize”.