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First Year Students receive Ede and Ravenscroft Prize

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Five students from across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences have received prizes for outstanding academic achievement in their first year of studies. The prizes of £500 are donated by Ede and Ravenscroft and are awarded to one student in each department who has achieved the highest grade point average over their first year.

The winners are:

Miriam Manco, Applied Languages, Department of English and Modern Languages

Charlotte Reece, Primary Teacher Education, School of Education

Tatiana Sollis, History of Art, Department of History, Philosophy and Religion

Max Jones, Geography, Department of Social Sciences

Tiffany Heppell, LLB Law, School of Law

Winner Tatiana Sollis commented ‘‘I feel very honoured to have received this prize. I will use this prize to motivate me for the rest of my studies and I will put my winnings towards a trip to New York to visit the Museum of Modern Art next summer, which we studied this year and fired my artistic imagination.”

The English and Modern Languages winner Miriam Manco said “It was such an honour to win the Ede and Ravenscroft prize 2016. The department is a community I feel very close to and has been incredibly engaging. Winning this prize was great and has given me impetus to do even better in the years to come.”

Social Sciences winner Max Jones added ‘’I feel extremely happy to be recognised for all of the hard work I have put in to my Geography course this year. I would also like to thank the lecturers for all of their help and support in guiding me through the first year of university.”

 ‘Congratulations to all of the Ede and Ravenscroft prize winners!’

Dave Ellis, Dean of Student Experience, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

New first year offering for Brookes’ Philosophy course

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The Philosophy Course at Oxford Brookes has introduced two new modules into the first year syllabus. The modules: Global Philosophy in Religions and Human Nature will pose questions such as ‘How can philosophy help us to lead a flourishing life?’ and will complement the already diverse yet cohesive module list available to students.

Philosophy at Brookes investigates the history of philosophy in great detail. It examines prominent issues in areas such as science and religion, and takes the view that the work of great philosophers of the past is relevant to contemporary concerns. The course also explores how the work of historical philosophers impacts upon debates that are central to modern philosophy.

Traditionally, the course has been grounded in the Western approach to teaching philosophy; however the new modules will add a more distinctive element to the course through examining philosophy from a non-western approach.

‘For the new academic year we have added two exciting new first year modules to the Philosophy programme. They will add both breadth and depth to the programme and will enable students to explore issues that have interested philosophers for centuries and are of great contemporary relevance’.

Dr Mark Cain, Programme Lead for Philosophy.

More information on the BA Philosophy course can be found here.