The other dyad modified the RSST to track individual students' ideas and consensus ideas from an entire class period.
the RSST tool) created by the university were designed for the expressed purpose of eliciting and understanding students' ideas, not for tracking which teaching strategies were used.
Jackie Watson, communications co-ordinator at EGGER UK, said: "It's clearly an ambitious project which requires sustainable investment and support to safeguard the future conservation efforts of the RSST
and Red Squirrels Northern England, and I would urge other local employers to give their support.
Current users of the older RSST
system can now upgrade to the newer ARSST system by simply purchasing new control software, a control box and data acquisition card.
Speaking at the event, Miles Barne, RSST
chairman, said: "These awards are long overdue, as we have all known for many years that without the passion, determination and sheer hard work of volunteers throughout the UK, over many years, our red squirrel conservation programme would be in a very different place today.
Miles Barne, chairman of RSST
, said: "While there has been a range of excellent initiatives in the past, there has never been a red squirrel conservation project across northern England on this scale.
It will report to a development steering group, which contains representatives from wildlife trusts, RSST
, Forestry Commission and Natural England.
Organisations are being urged to apply to the RSST
for funding to help them tackle the threat from greys.