Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

Double success for CCHRE graduate

12 December 2007 |

A recent graduate of the CCHRE interdisciplinary MA Education and Democracy programme is celebrating two outstanding achievements. Joanna Stephenson has been awarded the Jean Tyrell prize for achieving the top marks among 2007 School of Education MA students. She has also just landed a high profile post in the Royal Commonwealth Society, as information and publications officer, where she will play a key role in informing the public about the ways in which Commonwealth membership helps create successful multicultural societies around the world.

Joanna told us: "I was able to draw on the MA Education and Democracy programme in my interview. It played a key role in helping me get this post." Joanna chose modules which examined international development and development education as well as citizenship education in multicultural societies.

Joanna's dissertation examined how education can play a key role in emergency situations, following conflict or a natural disaster. Her supervisor, Professor Audrey Osler, says: ‘This research, carried out in cooperation with leading activists and officers from international organizations, is expected to have an impact on the work of international aid agencies offering humanitarian support."

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