Success at the Undergraduate Awards for University of Sheffield students

Undergraduate AwardsUniversity of Sheffield students have been ranked third in Europe and eighth in the world for this year’s Undergraduate Awards (UA), the largest international undergraduate awards programme.

We had 14 Highly Commended student awards and one overall European Regional winner.

A huge congratulations to the Regional Winner, Nikhil Jacob, who was the highest performing paper in the Europe region in the Engineering category with his paper Automatic Artefact Removal to improve EEG Source Localization accuracies in Brain Computer Interface systems.

The Global Winner is the highest-performing paper within its category and the Regional Winners are the highest-performing Highly Commended papers from their region within a category.

In addition, we’d like to congratulate the Highly Commended Entrants from The University of Sheffield:

Robin Chapman (two nominations) - Literature: English and Art History, Music, Film & Theatre
HannahThornton - Art History, Music, Film & Theatre
Jessica Murray - Business
Beth Harvey - Earth & Environmental Sciences
Rasan Chandra - Engineering
Samuel Whittaker - History
Aryan Baghbadrani - Medical Sciences
Emma Shaw - Medical Sciences
Leila Morris - Politics & International Relations
Silvia Leone - Built Environment
Sanja Arsova - Business
Dzhuliya Katsarova - Business

CEO of The Undergraduate Awards, Louise Hodgson, congratulated this year’s successful entrants for their achievements given that UA received the highest number of submissions to date.

She added: “The competition was extremely tough and the Judges were astounded at the high quality of undergraduate research in the programme this year.”

This year, the Undergraduate Awards received a record number of submissions, totaling a massive 5,514 papers from undergraduates in 244 institutions and 121 nationalities.

Highly Commended Entrants have been invited to the annual UA Global Summit, where attendees will be addressed by guests such as NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, Shiza Shahid of the Malala Fund, MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abrahams, among many more speakers and facilitators. It takes place in Dublin, Ireland on 8-11 November.

The Undergraduate Awards recognises excellence and innovation at undergraduate level. It is the largest international academic awards programme, providing top performing students with support and opportunities to succeed.