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School of English Summer Prize Winners 2021

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected as our 2021 Summer Prize Winners. The Summer School Prizes are given to graduating Undergraduate students and Postgraduate Research Students in recognition of those who have gone above and beyond what is expected of them this year. This year's ceremony took place online and the full ceremony is available to view on our Student Achievements page.

UG Community Prize

Ella Houghton, in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the School at open days and offer-holder days. Her excellent communication skills and willingness to promote the School have had a clear impact in terms of student recruitment, and prospective students have left feedback thanking her for the role she played at these events. 

Special Commendations:

  • Joe Paternoster, in recognition of the huge amount of time he has taken to support his fellow students as President of the English Society. Joe has worked with colleagues in the School to help us in communicating important issues throughout a very challenging year, and has had a significant role to play in reducing confusion and anxiety amongst students.  
  • Lilith Lear Hudson, in recognition of her enormous and invaluable contribution to the School as Education Rep, always taking a proactive role in supporting students through a wide range of initiatives and being instrumental in the School’s work to develop the student experience.
  • All students involved in the Care Home Magazine Project, in recognition of their volunteer work to reduce the isolation felt by those in care homes during the Covid pandemic. These students have designed, written and published these magazines, producing entertaining, moving, funny material which has had an immeasurably positive effect on the care home residents they’ve worked with. (The Team: Lucy Boynes, Charlotte Cox, Madeline Maya, Megan Bower, Panagiota Xenitidou, Rajdeep Nagra, Matthew Walker, Rosie Pinder, Bryony Adshead, Maisie Garvin, Sarah Pierpoint, Ben Stewart, Nieve O’Donnell, Shiyun Xiang, Beth Walker, and Georgia Hulme)

UG Dissertation Prize

Xinmei Sun for a spring-only dissertation entitled 'Conceptualisations and Construals of refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants and migrants in UK newspapers under the Covid-19 Context: A Critical Discourse Study Incorporating Cognitive Linguistics and Corpus Linguistics Methods'.

Language Prize - Bryony Adshead, for ENGL3012 Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Medieval Prize - Bowie Adams, for ENGL3015 Old English Heroic Poetry

Drama Prize - Myron Winter-Brownhill, for ENGL3063 Performing the Nation

Literature Prize

Joint Prize: Alice Kirk, for ENGL3066 Making Something Happen; Sasha Gardner, also for ENGL3066; Katy Townshend, for ENGL3065 Contemporary Fiction

Creative Writing Prize - Regina Bergés Navarette for the Creative Writing dissertation

PGR Community Prize

Kathryn Bullen.

Kathryn has worked tirelessly to communicate her research to the Axholme community. Over the past year she has worked with a network of local historians and local and national organisations involved in community engagement there. She has given online talks, written (non-academic) articles and arranged a placement with North Lincolnshire Museum working towards an exhibition on the Isle. During the placements, Kathryn aims to engage with the local community through workshops and talks, a digital offer of interactive place-name content, and co-production (in collaboration with a PhD researcher in Physical Geography from the University of Plymouth) of 3D models of the landscape with associated place-names and maps, with an overlay video showing increasing/decreasing water levels and landscape change.

Follow this link to see a full list of our Student Achievement Awards over recent years

Posted on Monday 16th August 2021

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