Arts and Humanities Heroes 2021

In a year quite unlike any other, we wanted to acknowledge how fantastically resilient our students have all been throughout an extremely difficult time.

To recognise this strength our students have all shown, our Student Experience team asked Arts and Humanities students to nominate their ‘hero’.  They were thrilled to receive so many positive and inspiring nominations – we hope these bring you a little piece of joy and a reminder that hope can always be found, even in the toughest times.

James Crowther

BA Military History

Nominated by Lewis Etherington

“Throughout my darkest days within Templeman Library, James was always there to talk through the mental crises that my dissertation thrust upon me. Without him, I fear that my work would have suffered. He has been an excellent friend and companion throughout my university experience, and has kept me sane.”

Samantha McCarthy

Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) – PhD Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Nominated by Anna Hegland

“Sam came on as our new MEMS Postgraduate Research (PGR) student rep just as we began the third national lockdown. She has worked tirelessly to advocate for us at a divisional level, trying to ensure that our voices and concerns are heard, and put lots of effort into clarifying PGR policies in the Division and the Graduate and Researcher College. At the same time, she has carried on hosting our existing PGR study days and built new and stronger connections between postgraduate research and taught students in MEMS. In the middle of a truly terrible year, Sam’s care for our community, her patience, and her sense of humour have been a great help and comfort as I approach the end of my PhD.”