The Roehampton Award

On Thursday 28th May, I was one of twenty-four students to receive The Roehampton Award 2015 for volunteering, service, leadership and extracurricular achievements at Roehampton University. The recipients were mostly undergraduate students, but there were two of us PhD’ers as well! Hurrah! The ceremony at Grove House in Froebel College was really lovely with fun, inspiring speakers and yummy nibbles.

I was nominated by my advisor, Dr Alison Waller, for: my work as Editor of the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL) blog; involvement in NCRCL projects, such as the annual IBBY/NCRCL MA conference; teaching within the English & Creative Writing and MA in Children’s Literature programmes; and  my general work promoting LGBT books for children and young people.

Erica Gillingham and Alison Waller The Roehampton Award

Alison and me, showing off my certificate!

I am hugely honoured to have received this award, and so grateful for such a supportive advisor in Alison and the rich research community I get to work in with NCRCL at Roehampton. xx