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Honour at Windsor Castle for Professor of Education

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Brunel University London's Professor Valsa Koshy was delighted to receive her MBE from Her Majesty The Queen at a ceremony last Friday at Windsor Castle.

The Emerita Professor of Education was awarded the MBE in the New Year's Honours list in recognition of her distinguished contribution to education in a range of roles spanning four decades.

A significant part of her research has focused on the recognition and fulfilment of submerged talent of students living in challenging circumstances. Her most-quoted statement is that “talents may be submerged but not eradicated by social disadvantage”.

Speaking in December when the honours list was announced, Professor Julia Buckingham CBE, Brunel's Vice-Chancellor and President, commented: “We are immensely proud of Professor Koshy’s many achievements. This national honour is testament to her outstanding and sustained contribution to tackling social inequality through innovative approaches to primary and secondary education.”

Reported by:

Joe Buchanunn, Media Relations
+44 (0)1895 268821
joe.buchanunn@brunel.ac.uk