Students from The University of Sheffield Recognised by World’s Leading Academic Awards Programme

UA Awards LargeWe are thrilled to announce that Lindsay Hirst, a student on the BA Education, Culture and Childhood, has been successful in this year’s University Awards (UA), the leading academic awards programme for undergraduate students.
Lindsay received a Highly Commended award for her essay, “Given the decline in modern foreign language degree applications under the UK’s current higher education tuition fee regime, why is the increase in demand for East Asian languages bucking this trend, and what rationale do students have for choosing these?”

Her work was subject to a rigorous judging process to find the best, most innovative, and creative undergraduate coursework, so the award marks an amazing achievement for Lindsay.

Jamal Lahmar, Lindsay’s course tutor commented, “Lindsay demonstrated great skill and awareness with her research around undergraduate East-Asian studies in the contemporary socio-political context of higher education. The project provided interesting and useful insights into the perspectives of students along with a breadth of knowledge, sensitivity and precision in research activity and reporting. Her commendation is well-deserved and I am very proud of Lindsay's success.”