Undergraduate Awards 2016

Issued: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:06:00 GMT

Congratulations to the School of Psychology’s Holly Scott and Andra Coldea for their success at the Undergraduate Awards Global Summit in Dublin in November. ‌

Holly Scott was the Regional Winner - Europe in recognition of her work #sleepyteens: Social media use is associated with poor sleep, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem in adolescents.

Holly is undertaking an ESRC funded PhD, supervised by Prof Stephany Biello and Dr Heather Cleland Woods. She graduated with a joint MA in Psychology and French (First Class) in 2015, followed by an MSc in Research Methods of Psychological Science (Distinction) in 2016.

Andra received recognition as a Highly Commended Entrant with her paper Dual Brain Imaging During Naturalistic Communication - Empirical Evidence In Support of a More Integrative Approach To Research.

The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s largest international academic awards programme. Cited as the ultimate champion of high-potential undergraduates, and often referred to as a “junior Nobel Prize”, it recognises excellent research and original work across the sciences, humanities, business and creative arts.

Speaking about the Winners and Highly Commended Entrants, CEO of The Undergraduate Awards Louise Hodgson said: “This is a huge achievement for the students. UA received the highest number of submissions to date with only the best papers making it through the judging process - the competition was extremely tough and the Judges were astounded at the high quality of undergraduate research in the programme this year. Congratulations to this year’s successful entrants”.