Congratulations to our 2017 graduates

Congratulations to our final-year students from the School of European Culture and Languages [1] (SECL), who graduated today with their well-earned degrees. This is the culmination of three or four years of hard work (or An Article Imagelonger for part-time students).

A pre-graduation party was held on campus today, complete with a prize-giving ceremony for those who have made a particular contribution to the school. The departmental prizes included:

Classical & Archaeological Studies [2]

  • Tia Walker won Best Degree in Classical & Archaeological Studies or Ancient History and the Best Mark in Advanced Latin/Ancient Greek
  • Tilly Davenport and Harrison Kavanagh jointly won Best Classical & Archaeological Studies or Ancient History Dissertation
  • Yasmeen Soudani won the prize for the most significant contribution to Classical & Archaeological Studies and Ancient History

Comparative Literature [3]

  • Molly Littleboy won both Best Degree in Comparative Literature Roger and Agnes Cardinal Prize for the Best Dissertation
  • Wesley Triffit won Runner-Up for the Roger and Agnes Cardinal Prize for the Best Dissertation
  • Nathanael Kent won Most Significant Contribution to Comparative Literature

English Language & Linguistics [4]

  • Vilde Reksnes won Best Degree in English Language & Linguistics
  • Georgia-Ann Carter won Best English Language & Linguistics Dissertation
  • Lizzy Aumonier won Most Significant Contribution to English Language & Linguistics

Department of Modern Languages [5]


  • Julie Bilkova won Best Degree in French
  • Cassandra Huchon won Best French Dissertation
  • Callum Marius won Most Significant Contribution to French


  • Isabelle James won Best Degree in German
  • Laure Lincker and Luke Port jointly won Best German Dissertation Prize
  • Vikki Brown won Most Significant Contribution to German

Hispanic Studies

  • Jack Davison won Best Degree in Hispanic Studies
  • Stephen Washington won Best Hispanic Studies Dissertation Prize
  • George Severn and Paola Sequeira jointly won Most Significant Contribution to Hispanic Studies


  • Peri Mirza won Best Degree in Italian
  • Kealey Chapman won Italian Dissertation Prize
  • Lucy Forrest won Most Significant Contribution to Italian

Philosophy [6]

  • Sam Holden won Best Overall Degree in Philosophy
  • Joseph Sharp won Best Dissertation in Philosophy
  • Cerys Jones won Best Performance at Stage 3

Religious Studies [7]

  • Nathanael Kent won Best Degree in Asian Studies
  • Anna Hosking won Best Degree in Religious Studies
  • Aleksi Juhani Hamalainen and Katie Mae Kolman jointly won Best Religious Studies Dissertation
  • Chris Handley won Most Significant Contribution to Religious Studies

Several students in the School also won additional awards. The Faculty has awarded the Humanities Rotary Prizes (for excellence in their subject) to: Tia Walker (from Classical & Archaeological Studies [8]), Vilde Reksnes (English Language & Linguistics [9]) and Julie Bilkova (Modern Languages [10], French). The SECL Employability Prize was awarded to Malika White (English Language & Linguistics [11]) for her work experience at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, volunteering work at Canterbury Food Bank, as well as contribution of articles for InQuire magazine.

Following the pre-graduation party, our graduates were awarded their degrees at a ceremony held in Canterbury Cathedral.

An album of photos from the party has been added to the SECL Facebook [12] page here: [13]