New Prizes awarded for academic achievement in History and World Art and Museology

Two undergraduate students from the University of East Anglia have won Prizes for achieving the best overall performance in the first year, thanks to the generosity of a member of staff at the University.

Marianna Wysocki, who is studying for a degree in History, and Sophia Szynaka, who is studying for a degree in the History of Art, were chosen to receive the inaugural Kristopher Harper Prizes, each worth £100.

Marianna and Sophia were presented with their Prizes by Kristopher Harper, who has been working at UEA since June 2002 and is currently the Administrative Assistant for the Postgraduate Taught Programmes in the Schools of World Art Studies and Museology and of Education and Lifelong Learning.

Prize recipients Marianna and Sophia were presented with their awards at a ceremony hosted by University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Edward Acton, on November 22. Also in attendance were Professor Cathie Carmichael, Head of the School of History, and Margit Thofner, Senior Lecturer in the School of World Art and Museology.