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Students win global research awards

Nine Edinburgh students are celebrating their success in a leading awards scheme.

Students from all three Colleges have been recognised in the Undergraduate Awards, the world’s largest academic awards programme.

The prizes acknowledge excellence in undergraduate research in science, humanities, business and creative arts disciplines.

Top performances

Alicia Núñez García was the Global Winner of the Classical Studies category with her paper on modern appropriation of past material culture.

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.

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       
  • Linzi Peters - Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies

Award winners

The Global Winner awards secured by Alicia Núñez García and Sadaf Sohrabi were presented to the best overall student research papers in each category.

Regional Winners, including Esther Cherukara, secured their awards because their research papers received the top ranking in their geographical region.

Highly Commended Entrant status was given to students whose work was ranked in the top 10 per cent of submissions to a category.

Undergraduate research

The Undergraduate Awards received a record number of submissions in 2016, totalling 5,514 papers from students at 244 institutions.

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

Related links

The Undergraduate Awards