Student engager of the year

Ego Ahaiwe, UCL Department of Information Studies

A photo from 'We Are Here', a project led by Ego Ahaiwe, winner of the prize for student engager of the year

Ego has shown an outstanding commitment to public engagement. Her energy and enthusiasm for her work stem from her interest in how archives and archival practice can be used to give a voice to the experience of often marginalised or hidden groups within society.

Building on her Beacon Bursary-funded project ‘We Are Here’ – a weekend retreat bringing together black women from different backgrounds in the UK together to explore Black British feminism – Ego has sought to create ongoing links between non-academics and people at UCL to draw on archival records, uncovering hidden histories.

Ego’s nominators praised both her ability to create new and innovative platforms for learning and her ability to communicate the importance of archival histories in understanding ourselves and the world in which we live. The panel could clearly see that Ego’s public work has a unique, sometimes life-changing effect on those who participate and were keen for her achievements to be recognised and celebrated.

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