Andrew John Meechan
20/11/1988 – 22/06/2011
The Andrew Meechan Prize is in recognition of the achievements of an extraordinary and inspirational young man.
Andrew Meechan studied the BSc (Hons) Economics programme between 2008 and 2011. Despite suffering with cancer and undergoing intensive treatment throughout this period, Andrew was determined to progress through his studies. He did so with courage, dignity and a sense of humour.
Andrew’s academic achievements were remarkable, continually obtaining marks of a high 2:1 standard. Additionally, he embraced all that University life had to offer. Somehow, amongst studying and treatment, he found the time to be the Press & Publicity Officer of the University’s Economics Society, the Disability Officer for the University’s Labour Club and the Treasurer & Secretary of York Young Labour Club.
Sadly, Andrew died on the 22nd June 2011 at the age of 22, but his determination to achieve earned him a Posthumous Degree with Honours.
Andrew left a lasting impression on those privileged enough to have met him. To demonstrate this, the Department are honoured to be able to award the Andrew Meechan Prize to the 3rd Year with the best overall examinations performance on the BSc (Hons) Economics programme.
The Department would like to express thanks and appreciation to Andrew’s family.
The Head of Department prize is awarded to a student with an exceptional examination performance.
There are two prizes available; one for second year and one for third year exam performance.