The Undergraduate Awards (UA) has announced the winners of the 2016 programme, including the Global Winner and Highly Commended Entrants from the University of Warwick.
Cited as the ultimate champion of high-potential undergraduates, and often referred to as a “junior Nobel Prize”, The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s largest international academic awards programme, recognising excellent research and original work across the sciences, humanities, business and creative arts.
The Undergraduate Awards received a record number of submission in the 2016 programme, totalling a massive 5,514 papers from undergraduates in 244 institutions and 121 nationalities. The Global Winner is the highest performing paper within it’s category and Highly Commended Entrants are those who were ranked in the top 10% of submissions.
Congratulations to Emilia Antiglio who is the Global Winner 2016 of the History category with her paper, ‘The Diffusion of 'Porcelaine des Indes' in Eighteenth-Century France: from Lorient to Paris and beyond, 1720-1775’. Emilia was a Politics and International Studies student at Warwick University from 2011 to 2015, who chose to study the History Department special subject "Treasure Fleets of the Eastern Oceans: China, India and the West 1601-1833" in her final year, and her essay was on the French East India Company and the Porcelain trade, and drew on primary research in the archives of Lorient to build a database of 1,000 records of specific orders and goods received off ships landing in Lorient during the eighteenth century.
The Highly Commended Entrants from Warwick are:
Emilia Antiglio - Politics & International Relations category (for her second paper)
Michael Yip - Politics & International Relations category (for two papers)
Liam Simmonds - Politics & International Relations category
Oyinkansola Fafowora - Politics & International Relations category
Speaking about this year’s Winners and Highly Commended Entrants, CEO of The Undergraduate Awards Louise Hodgson said “This is a huge achievement for the University of Warwick and its students. UA received the highest number of submissions to date with only the best papers making it through the judging process - the competition was extremely tough and the Judges were astounded at the high quality of undergraduate research in the programme this year. Congratulations to this year’s successful entrants”.
Winners and Highly Commended Entrants are now invited to meet their fellow awardees at the annual UA Global Summit, taking place in Dublin, Ireland on November 8th-11th. The attendees will be addressed by the likes of NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, Shiza Shahid of the Malala Fund, MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abrahams, among many more speakers and facilitators.
About The Undergraduate Awards
The Undergraduate Awards is the world's largest international academic awards programme, recognising innovation and excellence at undergraduate level. Cited as the ultimate champion for high-potential undergraduates, UA identifies leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework and provides top performing students with the support, network and opportunities they require to raise their profiles and further their career paths.
The Warwick University History Department students currently engaged in the Venice Programme for the Autumn term, available to all third-year single-honour history students at Warwick, visited the Palazzo Ducale (the Doge's Palace) on Wednesday 21st October 2015 with their tutors Dr Jonathan Davies and Dr Celeste McNamara.
History and Politics Student's Article 'Sainsburys Christmas ad not as Great as First Thought' Published in The Boar
Second-year History and Politics undergraduate student Anna Wilson has her article Sainsbury’s Christmas ad not as Great as First Thought published in the Warwick University student-run newspaper The Boar.
Congratulations to Warwick University History Department undergraduate student Alex Schiphorst on the publication of his grandfather's autobiography From Night Flak to Hijack: It's a Small World, which Alex has both edited and written the epilogue for:
This is the autobiography of Reginald Levy, a British pilot who reached a total of 25,090 flying hours in over forty years of civil, military and commercial aviation. He recounts his training and military operations as an RAF Bomber Command pilot during the Second World War. Enthralled and immersed within the ever growing world of aviation, he flies sixty-four types of aircraft between 1941 and 1981 and takes part in the Berlin Airlift. He joins the Belgian airline Sabena in 1952. In 1972, he is hijacked by Black September terrorists and plays a heroic part in the liberation of the hostages thanks to his professionalism and training. Not only does the book offer an insight into the hardships and camaraderie of the Second World War and of the Cold War, it also gives a first-hand account of a Palestinian terrorist attempt. Two of the Israeli commandos who freed the hostages would go on to become prime ministers of Israel – Barak and Netanyahu. The epilogue is provided by his youngest grandson, Alex Schiphorst.
On 6th October 2014 Christopher Prentice, the British Ambassador to Italy, spoke to an audience at the University of Warwick in Venice, including the third-year single honours History students engaged in studying 'Florence and Venice in the Renaissance'. His topic was 'Better Together or Better Apart?'
Overall student satisfaction for History students at Warwick University has risen to 93% in this year’s National Student Survey (NSS). The University as a whole has seen noteworthy increases in satisfaction in 5 of the 6 main category scores, including a 7% increase in satisfaction with Assessment and Feedback.
Thank you to all the students that took the time to complete the survey, giving us a clear picture of what their learning experience was like and helping us identify areas of strengths and weaknesses so that we can bring about enhancements to the student experience for current and future students.
Warwick’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Thrift said:
This success reflects our commitment to provide Warwick students with a high quality research led learning experience, that also equips them to become internationally aware and to leave Warwick inspired and equipped to take on some of our world’s greatest challenges. It also reflects Warwick’s continued reinvestment in its campus to provide the experience that our students expect.”
The NSS is an independent high profile census of nearly half a million final year students at Higher Education and Further Education institutions throughout the UK. The NSS results inform prospective applicants about the student experience at Warwick, and the feedback helps potential students with their decision about where they wish to study.
TopUniversities.com highlights the Venice Programme of the Warwick University History Department in its latest article.