York research student wins PGWT of the Year award

Posted on 19 June 2017

Annabell Zander highly commended at The Excellence Awards

A PhD student from the Department of Archaeology has been awarded second place (highly commended) PGWT of the Year by the University of York Students' Union.

Annabell Zander, whose research involves tracing human responses to climatic and environmental change in the Pleistocene-Holocene transition in north-western Europe, received the award at The Excellence Awards on 16th June. 

The Excellence Awards present an opportunity for students to celebrate the work of staff across the University of York who have a positive impact on their academic experience. Entirely student led, the Awards recognise the teachers and staff that are making an outstanding contribution to students’ lives. The PGWT of the Year acknowledges the valued contribution that PGWTs (Postgraduates Who Teach) make to the student experience, and the University as a whole.

On receiving the award, Annabell said: "The Student's Union did an amazing job putting on a lovely ceremony. I was chuffed to bits to pick up this award as it is an award that came from my students."