In recent years, Oakdene Hollins has been proud to award, to one hard-working and successful student at Cranfield University, the "Oakdene Hollins Best Environment Programme Thesis Prize". F or 2017, the School of Water, Energy and Environment has decided that the prize should go to Laura Antonia Faerber.

The prize will be awarded to Laura at Cranfield University's Prize Giving Ceremony in the Vincent Building on Friday 30 June 2017.  The prize will also be announced within the School’s main Graduation Ceremony on the same day.  David Fitzsimons is delighted to celebrate the successes of Cranfield University's students and to present this award in person.

This year, however, the prize has been renamed by the University as: "The Oakdene Hollins Prize for the best thesis across all the Environment courses", which makes it an even bigger honour.