Thursday, 26 January 2012

Congratulations, Claire Ross!

Image (c) Matt Clayton/UCL Grant Museum. The QRator project in place - the brain-child of Claire Ross. The skulls are not Claire's, you'll be relieved to hear.

I'm terribly proud and excited to share the news that one of my PhD students, Claire Ross, has won the student category of the UCL Provost’s Awards for Public Engagement.

As Hilary Jackson
(UCL Public Engagement Unit) explains:
Claire was nominated for engaging museum visitors with collections at UCL and beyond, using innovative, digital methods and social media applications. The selection panel loved the fact that this subject is plainly not just Claire’s PhD, but her passion. What’s great is that Claire’s work, alongside colleagues on the QRator project (amongst others), has enabled the public to influence what’s going on in UCL’s museums and the university more widely.
Its important to note that this award is competed for from the whole student body - around 18,000 students - currently at UCL. Its a real honour for Claire to win, and shows the fantastic work she has been doing in her research, but also for UCL Museums, and UCLDH. Well done Claire, I'm proud to be your supervisor!

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