31st May, 2017

Degree students celebrated with staff, family and friends at the annual RSN Degree Awards evening here at Hampton Court Palace. Awards were made to first and second year students in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements.

Dr. Susan Kay-Williams, RSN Chief Executive welcomed guests with the opening speech of the evening and introduced our VIP guests: Master of The Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers, representatives of The Worshipful Company of Needlemakers and Knights of the Round Table. Award presentations were made by Mr Andrew Palmer, Chairman of the RSN Trustees.

Degree Course Leader, Angie Wyman provided guests with an overview of the student and course successes for this academic year and commented: ‘We have had an exceptional year. It is through the high calibre and quality of our degree student work that we have been gained international recognition to collaborate on so many external projects. Our degree students are building their careers as they move through the course and onward to graduation.’

The picture from L to R above shows: Award for ‘Most Promising First Year’, Jonel Van Schalkwyk; Award for ‘Best Technical Stitch’, Jasmine Dawson; Award for ‘Best Raised Embroidery’, Nicola Craggs; Award for ‘Best Technical Stitch’, Alex Standring; Livia Papiernik-Berkhauer who won two Awards for ‘Best Second Year Live Project’ and ‘Highest Achieving Second Year’; Abigail Frusher, ‘Best Second Year Contextual Essay Award’; and Elena Thornton (BA3), ‘Best Metal Thread Embroidery’.

We look forward to presenting further Awards to our third year students at the Private View of their Graduation Show on Thursday 15th June (invite only) here at the Royal School of Needlework.

Further details of our Graduation Show at the RSN, Hampton Court Palace and exhibition stand T64, at New Designers: Part One can be found in our News section of the website.