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I loved the fact that I could tailor my degree to exactly what I wanted to do. The flexibility of the course has been a great step in my pursuit of a career in research.
This academic year the Dimova-Cookson Award for Academic Excellence in Social Criticism has been won by Oliver Barber, a third year SGIA finalist. This award is sponsored by a former student, Amarvir Singh Bal.
The award is for outstanding performance in the summative assignments of the module, "Theories of Liberty". The award recognises specific excellence in addressing issues of race, ethnicity and culture, as well as general excellence across the whole module.
The module ‘Theories of Liberty’ studies how the concept of liberty is used by both sides of ideological divides; how it inspires struggles for liberation but can lead to revolutionary terror; how it is embedded in human development but is also implicated in the colonial projects of the modern age. Oliver’s critical point on the topic of ‘Colonialism Modernity of Freedom’ demonstrated an excellent grasp of different approaches to freedom and their complex interrelations.
The range of topics covered is both challenging and exciting, with sizeable reading lists to sink your teeth into. The highlight for me has been both the approachability and friendliness of the staff, who have always been more than happy to go into more detail and point me in the right direction for further study.
See below for testimonies from a diverse selection of our brilliant Alumni speaking about their experiences with us. These include students who studied with us through a number of different programmes.
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