Recent Archaeology and Classics Graduate Wins Global Prize

Recent HCA graduate Alicia Núñez García has won a global student prize at the Undergraduate Awards. (Published on 12 Oct 2016)

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Alicia Núñez García, who graduated in June 2016 with a 1st class degree in Ancient Mediterranean Civilisations, has been named as the Global Winner in the Classical Studies category at the recent Undergraduate Awards, the world’s largest academic awards programme.

Her paper, 'Modern Appropriation of Past Material Culture: Fostering "Soft" Nationalisms in Mediterranean Europe Through Meaning, Memory, and Identity', was one of 5,514 papers submitted from students at 244 institutions worldwide. The Undergraduate Awards acknowledge excellence in undergraduate research in science, humanities, business and creative arts disciplines.

Alicia was one of nine University of Edinburgh students celebrating success. In the Life Sciences category, Sadaf Sohrabi won the Global Winner award with her paper on degenerative changes in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. Esther Cherukara’s paper on the India Pad Project won her the Europe Regional Winner in the Nursing and Midwifery category. And Highly Commended Entrants from the University were Ronan Turner (Computer Sciences), Sophia Schneidewind (Economics), Chloe Stringer (Languages & Linguistics), Laura Lee (Law), Maria Pabolaza Lacambra (Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies) and Linzi Peters (Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies).

This year’s successful students will attend the annual Undergraduate Awards Global Summit from 8-11 November in Dublin, Ireland. For more on the prizes go to