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Top performing students from SALC receive awards

17 Dec 2018

SALC Undergraduate, Amelia Hall wins the highest award possible at prestigious Undergraduate Awards.

Amelia Halls (BA (Hons) Archaeology) took home the coveted Thomas Clarkson Gold Medal for her academic research and presentations as part of the Global Undergraduate Summit, which aims to bring together the world’s top performing students.

Amelia, said: “I am absolutely honoured to have won such a prestigious award; I worked incredibly hard and am incredibly proud of the piece of research I submitted and it is amazing that my achievement has been globally recognised.”

Amelia says the recognition is even more special for her personally due to having some issues with her mental health. “I have struggled with anxiety and depression for most of my life, so winning this award felt like a ray of sunshine, reminding me that I am more than capable of achieving whatever I put my mind to,” she added. “Ultimately, I am delighted and inspired by winning this award.”

The names of the highly commended students again from The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures were Anna Sorrell, Joe Taylor and Shauna Walker who were Highly Commended in the Literature category.

This year those taking part in the competition came from 60 universities across 19 countries to present in 25 different categories.

Read to the full story to see all the award winners - well done to everyone.