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27 Mar 2015

Winner announced for School of the Arts Dennis Holt Travel Scholarship

A PhD student has been awarded the Dennis Holt Travel Scholarship from the School of the Arts.

Sofia Mali, a second year student, has been awarded £585 to finance research trips in the UK and abroad. Sofia is seeking to explore different interpretations of Byzantium culture in museum exhibitions. The fund will finance 12 one-day return trips to London and a trip to Greece.

The Dennis Holt Travel Scholarship is awarded to a School of the Arts student who comprehensively details how the grant will enhance their studies and why they have chosen to visit a specific place. Assessors also consider the candidates progress during his or her course, and the originality of their work.

Following a process of deliberation, the panel unanimously agreed that Sofia was the right candidate to receive the award.

Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture Dr. Malcolm Barnard comments: “Sofia has been with us for two years now and she continues to impress us with her energy, persistence and conscientious approach to research."

"This is an exciting, completely original and academically sound research project which promises much. Her application showed great methodological and procedural detail used to present a convincing case for how the scholarship would aid her studies.”