As course leader of the new MA, Alice has brought her international experience to her work at Brighton. Judges said: “Yet along with its highly unusual content, the course also breaks new ground in pedagogy, since artists with learning disabilities teach alongside academics as a way of expanding the boundaries of inclusion and challenging conventional notions of who holds knowledge.
“Alice Fox has worked collaboratively with non-governmental organisations, and museums and galleries such as Tate Modern and the National Gallery to develop an inclusive and innovative approach to arts practice,” the judges said.
“Her work has supported marginalised and under-represented communities to engage with the arts in a variety of creative ways.”
This year’s gala ceremony, the THE’s 13th annual awards, was attended by more than 1,100 guests and winners were chosen by a panel of judges, from hundreds of entries submitted by universities from all corners of the UK.
THE editor John Gill said: “At a time when discussion about universities is too often reduced to terms of economic impact and output alone, the stories behind the winning entries this year tell a far richer story.
“Universities remain crucial to the health and well-being of the country, as well as to its prosperity, and anyone who doubts that – or who thinks that excellence is the preserve of one segment of our system – need only read about our winners to see the evidence with their own eyes.”
Alice’s colleague Charlotte Gould, Deputy Head of School (Learning and Teaching), sent congratulations to Alice: “Very well done! It’s absolutely fantastic recognition and commendation of your contribution to HE.”
Duncan Bullen, Deputy Head of School (Research and Enterprise), wrote: “Fully deserved. Fantastic personal achievement to be recognised by the sector, and brilliant for the School and the University.”
And Anna Cutler, the Tate’s Director of Learning, wrote: “Richly deserved. Keep on doing what you are doing. We need your work in the world.”