UniGib alum Maïté recognised at Overseas Territories Conference

17th March 2021
Congratulations to UniGib alum, Maïté Kesteleyn, whose research poster was commended at last week’s UKOTCF Conference! Speaking of the accolade, Maïté said,
“ I am so grateful for the opportunity I was given to share my findings through the UKOTCF conference. My research has shaped my need to contribute and give back to our marine environment as well as my personal growth. The University of Gibraltar’s motto quotes: “knowledge is the key to success”, and I want to help share that knowledge through my research to make people more aware of their marine environment and the conservation practices in place.”
The University’s Head of School (Marine Science) added,
“I am very proud of all our MSc Marine Science and Climate Change graduates and Maïté, in particular.  Her recent 2nd placed prize for the scientific poster presentation is well deserved and underscores the high standard of application and quality of work our students put in. We embed employability skills in the programme and the opportunity for our students to present their research to international scientists is fundamental to their development and progression.”
Maïté’s work focused on the use of a fixed-point underwater camera to promote public engagement and the conference represented her first foray into the world of international academia and provided a platform through which to encourage positive change and make a difference.