GRC Prizes 2023 Winners Announced!

Graduate and Researcher College is delighted to announce the winners of the GRC Prizes 2023. These awards honor outstanding contributions made by postgraduate researchers and members of staff across various fields and disciplines. This year, the GRC received an exceptional number of remarkable submissions, making the selection process both challenging and exciting.

The GRC Prizes were established to recognize and encourage the exceptional efforts and achievements of the university’s graduate researchers. This initiative not only highlights the outstanding contributions made by these talented individuals but also serves as a testament to the university’s commitment to fostering a vibrant and supportive research community.

Let us announce the winners of the GRC Prizes 2023:

Director of Graduate Studies/Programme Lead Maria Elisavet Balta

“Her excellence in teaching and thus her influence on others are above and beyond expectation” – Dr Zita Stone



Postgraduate Professional Service Champion Alexandra Marnerou

“Alexandra is a vital member of our team.” – Lucy Wilson
“Alexandra is an exemplary employee, who always goes above and beyond for students, staff and her colleagues.” – Katy Wade



Postgraduate Professional Service Champion (Highly Commended) Dave Donaldson

“Dave is a true asset to the School of Psychology and Division. Things would not operate smoothly without him.” – Theresa Gannon


Postgraduate Professional Service Champion (Highly Commended) Arts and Hums PGR Admin Team

“This nomination shows the appreciation and recognition for the work the team has done to make a positive contribution to the PGR student experience” – Miguel Santos


Postgraduate Teacher George Simpson

“George has made an exceptional contribution to enhancing student experience and enriching the learning environment across the modules on which he teaches” – Prof Caroline Chatwin


Research Degree Supervisor Donna Arnold

“I am grateful beyond measure. I hope that this nomination might go some way to recognising her for her kindness, empathy, support and guidance.” – Katy Brace


Research Degree Supervisor (Highly commended) Ambrose Gillick

“He is passionate and enthusiastic which shows in the way he provides valuable constructive feedback” – Richi Mohanty



Postgraduate Researcher Daniel Marshall

“Daniel has shown remarkable creativity, maturity, perseverance, and insight for such a young researcher and is a credit to the high-quality internationally-leading research students at the University of Kent.”- Dominic Orchard



Postgraduate Researcher (Highly commended) Holly McPhillips

“Holly truly is a gifted and talented researcher who is committed not only to developing her own research career but also supporting her communities and those around her.” – Dr Donna Arnold and Dr Silvia Ramos


Once again, congratulations to all the winners!