A BA (Hons) Creative Events Management graduate has been praised by Arts Council England Chief Executive Darren Henley OBE for her “thought-provoking” work after claiming a new prize awarded by AUB

Louise Giadom won The Henley Prize for Outstanding Creative Events Management Dissertation for her piece titled: “How do ideas of ‘normalcy’ in film help shape society’s view of the disabled and mentally ill?”

The prize was judged by AUB Honorary Fellow and Chief Executive of Arts Council England, Darren Henley, who is also the author of books including The Arts Dividend: Why Investment in Culture Pays.

Speaking about Louise’s dissertation, he said: “Tackling an important topic, which has been overlooked in the past, this dissertation was extremely well argued, benefiting from deep insights born out of extensive and careful research.

“It’s thought-provoking discussion meant that I came away from reading it feeling that I had learned something new.”