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Major prize for History graduate

Posted on 14 July 2016

Sophie Hurst receives Chancellor's Leadership Award at Graduation ceremony

History students graduated today. We hope they are very proud of their achievements, especially those who won prizes.

Sophie Hurst received a prestigious Chancellor's Leadership Award, which is awarded to three University of York students who have demonstrated a commitment to academic study, work experience, and extracurricular activities during the course of their studies. Selection for the award included being shortlisted to take part in a 3-day leadership programme held at the University over the Easter break.

During her time at York, Sophie took leading roles in drama society productions, captained the Alcuin college badminton team, and joined 36 other students who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in order to raise money and awareness for Childreach International. She hopes to go on to pursue a career in law, and also gained several work placements at solicitors firms.

Departmental prizes

Sophie was also one of the highest-achieving students in the department this year, taking the departmental prize for the best overall performance in Stage Three of single-subject history.

Amy Moore took the prize for the best overall performance in a combined History degree programme (History and History of Art), and Jack Tooth was awarded the departmental dissertation prize for 'Otherness and Northernness in Langtoft’s Chronicle and the Chronicle of Lanercost'.