Graduate and Researcher College Prizes

Graduate and Researcher College Prizes 2021

The Graduate and Researcher College is delighted to announce the winners of the 2021 GRC Prizes.

The Graduate and Researcher College would like to thank all the nominees, we recognise the tremendous work being carried out this year and we thank you for your contributions to our research community.

A huge congratulations to all our winners.

Postgraduate Researcher

Ellis Spicer, School of History

“I’d like to thank Prof Juliette Pattinson for her nomination. It has been a pleasure to be part of the University throughout my studies and participate fully in every opportunity.”

Postgraduate Professional Service Champion

Lucy Wilson, Division of Human and Social Sciences

“I am honoured and grateful to have won this award, it means a lot to me.
I would like to thank Jess Barkham and Nicola Huxtable for this nomination, I wouldn’t be able to succeed in this role if it wasn’t for their advice, support and friendship. Thank you to all the students and staff, past and present, that I have had contact with, you have made me feel so welcome and appreciated. I look forward to continuing to help with all things PGR!”

Director of Graduate Studies

Dr Zita Stone, Kent Business School 

“I am delighted to receive this award and would like to thank Dr Catherine Robinson for her nomination, Professor Paul Allain and the whole GRC for the support.  This recognition is going to motivate me and drive my commitment and make me improve further in every aspect of my role.”

Research Degree Supervisor

Dr Lex Mauger, School of Sports and Exercise Sciences 

“Winning this award was a complete surprise and I want to say a big thank you to my PGR students who nominated me and wrote such kind things in their supporting statements. I put a lot into trying to make sure that my students get as much out of their PhD as possible and it means a huge amount to know that what I’m doing is valued by those that matter the most.”

Dr Seán Molloy, School of Politics and International Relations 

“I am delighted to win this award. I very much appreciate the nomination and the award is welcome recognition from the university not just for me but for the importance of research and PhD supervision as a core part of academic life.”

Early Career Research Staff

Dr Irina Petrova, GCRF Compass Project 

“Being part of the exiting GCRF COMPASS project alongside its Principal Investigator and the best mentor I could wish for, Prof. Elena Korosteleva, has been a tremendous learning experience for me. Elena has been an endless source of inspiration, support, and kindness, helping me to develop my research and societal impact skills. I, therefore, would like to dedicate this Prize to her.”

Postgraduate Teacher

Marwa Wasfy, School of Politics and International Relations 

“I am very grateful to my module convenor- Dr. Tim Aistrope- for the nomination and for all the advice and guidance he gave to me. I extend my gratitude to Dr. Ed Morgan-Jones. Over the last three years of teaching at the University of Kent, I have had the opportunity of learning alongside my students. I had the freedom to develop my teaching style and redefine my role as a seminar leader not as someone who imparts information and knowledge, but who creates “equal opportunities” for every student to develop his/her cognitive structures.

It has been a tough year for everyone, and I am so delighted to be winning the Graduate school Prize for postgraduate teacher. It means a lot to me.”