The School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music is delighted to announce their 2017 prize winners. Congratulations to all of our outstanding students.
“It is a pleasure at this time to mark, with the award of annual prizes, the outstanding work of students across the many languages studied here, the visual arts, and in the composition and study of music.”
"I am hugely honoured to receive this award for my dissertation, which was a project I greatly enjoyed researching and writing. The history and culture of the East India Company in the seventeenth and eighteenth century has always interested me and so I felt very privileged to be able to spend so much time exploring this topic further for my dissertation. The support I received from my dissertation tutor and the department was invaluable throughout my time at university as they seek to bring out the full potential of each student. The enthusiasm the tutors showed to their teaching and students is what drew me to the University of Birmingham and what made studying here so enjoyable. I now look forward to embarking on a career in surveying as I begin my graduate training in September."
Louise Claxton (BA History/History of Art)
"Receiving the Sir Henry Thomas Prize is a wonderful surprise and I feel honoured to be recognised in this way. I decided to pursue my degree studies at the University of Birmingham because of the quality of the course in Modern Languages together with the overall student experience at Birmingham. The department and all my tutors have been very supportive and encouraging throughout my four years as an undergraduate and I am looking forward to continuing my language studies with a Masters in Translation at Birmingham next year."
Nicola Jane Cresswell (BA Modern Languages - Spanish with Portuguese)
Sir Henry Thomas Prize
"Receiving the Arnold Goldsbrough Memorial Prize for performance of music from the period 1600-1750 was a huge honour and a wonderful way to finish my three years at the University of Birmingham. Upon joining the University, I began to specialise in early music and got involved in as many early music ensembles as I could. The opportunities to get involved in performance are fantastic and I was exposed to numerous musicians who inspired and motivated me to pursue a specialism in this field. The Centre for Early Music Performance and Research is a great accolade to the Music Department and I feel incredibly lucky to have been given the opportunity to explore historical performance in such depth."
Zofia Reeves (BMus Music)
Arnold Goldsbrough Memorial Prize