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New Memorial Prize awarded to Cardiff student


New Memorial Prize awarded to Cardiff student Amanda Rouse

The Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning awarded the Patricia Clark Memorial Prize at its annual award ceremony last Friday.

The prize has been founded through the generosity of staff, family and friends as a testament to Patricia Clarks’ work at the Centre. It will be awarded annually to a Humanities student who has either made outstanding progress throughout the year, or written an exceptional essay, or other assignment, on a topic connected to their course theme.

Dr Nick Jones, Humanities Co-ordinating Lecturer said: “Pat’s energy and generosity of spirit touched everyone with whom she came into contact, and the prize will ensure that her very special personal and professional qualities will be remembered for many years to come.”

Dr Dave Wyatt, who worked closely with Patricia Clark, wrote “that she was an unsung hero, someone who stood up for open access to higher education”.

Amanda Rouse was the first student to receive Patricia Clark Memorial Prize for her excellent essay entitled ‘Seeing Beauty in Degas’ Women’.

At the Award Ceremony, Amanda said: “I am thrilled and very honoured to be the first recipient of the Patricia Clark Memorial Prize. The course on French Impressionist Art was really enjoyable, and to win this prize was a lovely and unexpected bonus.”

Other awards handed out that evening included Foundation Certificate, Certificate of Higher Education, Certificate of Advanced Study, Diploma of Higher Education as well as the DE Evans Prize, the Elise Pritchard Prize and the Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française.

Note to editors

1. Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning

Cardiff University is the largest provider of adult education in Wales.  The Centre provides around 400 Lifelong Learning Courses a year. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provides short courses for business, public sector employers and the individual. The Centre also provides business language training at all levels, including translation services and interpreters.

2. Cardiff University

Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain’s leading teaching and research universities. Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, the University today combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research. The University’s breadth of expertise in research and research-led teaching encompasses: the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology; preparation for a wide range of professions; and a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning. Cardiff is a member of the Russell Group of Britain’s leading research universities.