School of English Celebrates Mature Student Successes

Ged Hodgson      Ged HodgsonThe School of English is delighted to celebrate the award-winning successes of its mature students. Ged Hodgson, from Llanfairfechan, was awarded a Bangor University Merit Scholarship in his first year. Since then, he has gone on to gain a first class honours degree in English, and has been awarded one of the Danby Prizes within the School. This success is shared by Davina Eagles, a student from Gerlan, who also graduates with a first class degree in English with Creative Writing. In each of her three years at Bangor, Davina was awarded a Danby Prize and has been nominated for the University-wide John Robert Jones prize.

Ged and Davina are just two of the many successful mature students who study at and graduate from the School of English.

“From attending an Open Day through to Graduation, the School of English has been like a family to me. The staff  are so supportive and friendly. They get the most out of students because they know us as individuals. I’ve enjoyed my time here so much that I’m carrying on into postgraduate study and would recommend studying English at Bangor to anybody,” said Ged Hodgson.

Stevie Fox  Stevie FoxThe School of English is also delighted to celebrate the success of yet another of its mature students, Stevie Fox from Llandudno Junction. Stevie has just been awarded an upper second class degree in English, having spent three years during which she has been an asset in the School of English. Appointed a peer guide in her second year, Stevie has been instrumental in welcoming new students to the School, and in supporting them during their studies. Stevie was most deservedly runner-up for the Peer Guide Award in 2010.

“I have had great pleasure studying over the past three years. The School of English has shown great support, and for all the knowledge that has been imparted and shared, I thank my tutors,” said Stevie Fox.

Publication date: 10 July 2011