Humanities students nominated and highly commended in the 2017 Undergraduate Awards

Students from across the University of Dundee, including the School of Humanities, were shortlisted and nominated for this year's prestigious Undergraduate Awards.  

Sarah Coakley, a current MLitt in English Studies student and graduate of the undergraduate MA degree programme at the University of Dundee, was nominated twice for separate submissions, with one of her essays, 'A Scottish Epic?: Scotland and Scottish Culture in James Macpherson's Ossian and Robert Burns' Tam O' Shanter', being Highly Commended in the Literature category.  

This is the second year in a row that one of Sarah's essay submissions has been Highly Commended, meaning that she is in the top of her field and her essay was rated in the top 10% of submissions to this year's programme.  This year the Undergraduate Awards received 6,432 submissions from students in 299 institutions across 47 countries, and so to be Highly Commended is a tremendous achievement.

Ruby Main, a current 4th year Philosophy student in the School of Humanities, also had a fantastic achievement as one of only 10 students from across the University who were nominated for an award.  

Cited as the ultimate accolade for the highest performing undergraduates, the Undergraduate Awards is the world's only pan-discipline academic awards programme that identifies leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework.

Professor Karl Leydecker, Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching) at the University, said, “This is a fantastic achievement by our students. The Undergraduate Awards are fiercely contested among students at highly prestigious universities from around the world so it is a great reflection of the quality of our students here at Dundee that we are so well represented.”

Congratulations to Sarah and Ruby on this wonderful recognition of their outstanding work.

Find out more on the Undergraduate Awards site.