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Centre for Lifelong Learning

Centre for Lifelong Learning

Strathclyde students' success at Future Leaders of Occupational Safety & Health event

Congratulations to our University of Strathclyde Safety and Risk Management MSc students Rens Duisters and Cedric Auge who were awarded 1st and 2nd place respectively at the ‘Inspiring OSH Student Award’ in Hong Kong today (4th December).

The student event, Future Leaders of OSH (occupational safety & health), ran alongside the 33rd Asia Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Organization (APOSHO 33) annual conference. The student competition was open to students from a number of countries, including the UK, USA, Japan and Indonesia.

The aim of the award is to recognise creative ideas and innovative safety solutions from occupational safety and health students. Both Rens and Cedric, who recently completed their MSc in Safety & Risk Management via The Centre for Lifelong Learning at Strathclyde, entered the competition using the knowledge they had gained during their study. The winning paper which Rens submitted was based on his MSc thesis, “Contractor management: Do we communicate about safety with our contractors?”

Callum MacDonald, Course Director of the Safety & Risk Management Programme at the University of Strathclyde said: ‘We are delighted to see Rens and Cedric being successful in this event. Both students have studied with us for the duration of the programme and it is great to see their work gain recognition in this competition; demonstrating the synergy of our academic content and practical workplace application.’

Rens and Cedric’s work is currently being showcased at the APOSHO 33 student event where health and safety professionals, policy makers and government officials congregated to participate in the conference and pursue networking opportunities.

If you would like to find out more about the postgraduate Safety & Risk Management programme at the University of Strathclyde, please get in touch by emailing or visit our website. 


The University of Strathclyde’s postgraduate Safety & Risk Management programme has been run by the Centre for Lifelong Learning since 2001 and is a distance learning degree. The programme is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health for Graduate membership.

APOSHO 33 was held at the Regal Kowloon Hotel, Hong Kong on 04-05 December 2018