School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Undergraduate Awards success

The School is very proud to congratulate four outstanding students on their success in the global Undergraduate Awards competition.

Recent Ancient and Medieval History graduate, Florence Lindeman was the international winner in the Classical Studies & Archaeology category, with her paper, ‘If Pharaoh was divine, did his wife share in his divinity? Assess the evidence from the Egyptian New Kingdom’.

Fourth year student Joseph Thompson, who is studying Ancient Mediterranean Civilisations, was highly-commended in the same category.

Postgraduate Sally Abernethy and fourth year undergraduate Aviel Dodge-Cogan were both highly-commended in the Historical Studies section.

International excellence

Thousands of students from 184 institutions across 26 countries took part in the competition. To enter, they had to be in their penultimate or final year (or to have graduated within last 12 months) and to submit a piece of coursework, graded 2.1 or higher, for consideration by the competition judges.

Long-term rewards

Organisers of the competition say:

“Becoming a winner, or even highly commended, means you are in the top of your field. The Undergraduate Awards identifies and recognises the most creative and nuanced arguments and ideas coming out at undergraduate level internationally.

“Recipients of the Undergraduate Awards are members of an eclectic mix of some of the world’s most creative thinkers and problem solvers”.

Global summit

As a winner, Florence receives an expenses-paid trip to attend the UA 2013 Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland, 13-15 November 2013.