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Published: 01 December 2020

DMM postgraduate student wins FASS PGR Student of the Year award

Genevieve Arkle, from the Department of Music and Media has been named the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) postgraduate research Student of the Year.

Genevieve Arkle
Genevieve Arkle

Genevieve is an outstanding researcher in Austrian and German music, with a specific focus on Wagner and Mahler. She has developed an impressive publication and conference-speaking record, has been instrumental in the shaping and launch of the Institute of Austrian and German Music Research (IAGMR), and is highly active in spearheading the recognition of equality, diversity and inclusion issues in music higher education, as member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Music Studies (EDIMS) committee. 

Professor Jeremy Barham, Director of Research, comments: “This is a considerable achievement as Genevieve was up against very strong competition. On top of her research, she has delivered some excellent teaching on the Department’s Music BMus programme, including devising a complete topic study module and contributing to a number of others, all which have been enthusiastically received by students.”

Genevieve comments: “I am utterly delighted to have been awarded the FASS PGR Student of the Year Award for 2020. I feel so incredibly fortunate that, over my four years at Surrey, I have had the opportunity to be involved so actively with the research community both within the Department of Music and Media, and across the University as a whole.”

Along with the winners from the other two faculties, Genevieve will be put forward for the overall University of Surrey PGR Student of the Year award, which will be announced at an online awards ceremony in December.

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