Postgraduate prize winner

It gives us great pleasure to announce this year's School of Education Postgraduate prize winner. The prize is in recognition of the outstanding work and the exceptional achievement of a postgraduate student on one of our Postgraduate programmes.

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This year's Postgraduate Student Prize has been awarded to MSc Psychology and Education (Conversion) student, Macole Lannaman.

The academic team nominated Macole for demonstrating consistent and significant improvement throughout the course of the MSc. Their nomination stated, “Macole’s working ethos, his values and his supportive nature are an asset to the School, the Faculty and indeed the University. This is evidenced as he has successfully completed both his Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies, and has now embarked on a PhD.

It has been rewarding to see Macole combine his outreach and community work and academic interests to develop evidence-based recommendations for educational practice. In addition to the impact he has in his outreach and community work, Macole has been a positive influence within his cohort on the MSc. He has been an excellent team player and has been very supportive to other course mates.

The MSc team wholeheartedly supports Macole’s nomination for the School Prize.”

On receipt of the award, Macole said, "Personally, I wouldn’t really consider myself as ‘academic’. Reading and writing is not something that has ever come natural to me. But the quality of the dissertation came from my passion and commitment to justice and equality.

The dissertation was influenced by my own experiences in overcoming social and educational barriers. So I hope to represent a role model for others from minorities backgrounds in and out of education. One Love "

We would like to extend our congratulations to Macole on this award and wish him success in his future studies and work.

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