The winners of the inaugural Graduate School Prizes were recognised with a certificate and prize of £200.
Prize for Excellence in Teaching: Birgit Larsson (SWK)
Birgit Larsson is a Postgraduate Research Student in the School of Social Work. The Prize for Excellence in Teaching recognises the cross school collaboration that Birgit has managed to achieve through her teaching. Birgit has developed and taught the module Gender, Crime and Justice which provides a significant contribution to the BSc Psychology programme. Birgit's teaching has used a range of innovative teaching materials to capture the applied and challenging nature of the topic. Module evaluations have reported that students appreciate Birgit's ability to communicate, to stimulate their thinking and to support their intellectual and personal learning.
Prize for Best Paper: Mary Guy (LAW)
Mary Guy is a Postgraduate Research Student in the School of Law. The Best Paper Prize recognises the quality and originality of her research and the overall contribution she made towards the co-authored paper Market Competition in Health Care Markets in The Netherlands: Some Lessons for England? The paper was co-authored with André P. Den Exter of the Institute of Health Policy and Management at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. It appeared this year in the Medical Law review. The panel were impressed by the potential contribution of this paper to the overall public debate about the real role of markets in healthcare.
Prize for Public Engagement: Eleni Konidari (EDU)
Eleni Konidari is a Postgraduate Research Student in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning. The Prize for Public Engagement recognises the engagement with and advocacy work for minority groups. The panel were impressed by Eleni's strong commitment to raising and widening the debate about the challenges faced by minority ethnic groups and her insight in identifying suitable opportunities for practical action and her ability to organise and take forward effective engagement activities in this area, both in Norwich and in Greece.
Peer Nominated Award for Outstanding Contribution to the PGR Community: Zoe Bett (ECO)
Zoe Bett is a Postgraduate Research Student from the School of Economics. Zoe was nominated for the Peer Nominated Award for Outstanding Contribution to the PGR Community by a fellow student who reported the wide variety of ways in which Zoe has contributed to the PGR Community as well as the wider University community during her time at UEA. She has acted as Senior Resident within the University residences, strengthening relationships between undergraduate and postgraduate students. Zoe is also an active member of the Economics student body, organising social events as well as sharing her knowledge and insight into life as a postgraduate research student with new members of the research community. Zoe has also been heavily involved in local children's charities and has raised the profile of UEA through her volunteer work.