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Carla Luise Hughes sammen med Rolf Martin Aspenes og Nina Waaler foran en gul vegg på OsloMet

Carla is Student of the Year

Carla Louise Hughes has been named Student of the Year at OsloMet. Hughes receives the award for the efforts she has made in what has been a difficult year for many students.

"Carla is a very good ambassador for OsloMet and has excelled through her efforts for international students during the pandemic", says acting rector Nina Waaler, who has also chaired the committee that has selected the winner.

Waaler emphasizes that international students have had a particularly challenging time during the pandemic.

Three finalists

Carla Louise Hughes was awarded the prize on campus by the leader of the Student Parliament, Rolf Martin Aspenes and Nina Waaler.

See what happened when Carla was surprised on campus:


She was selected from three finalists, all of whom had excelled through their efforts for a good study and learning environment.

Read more about the finalists

Moved from the UK

From the committee's statement about the winner:
“Having moved to Norway during the pandemic from the UK, making connections with anybody at all was a challenge, but Carla has nevertheless built a great network wherever it has been possible. She made the very most of her time here. This included spending time with her new friends and other international students during special times of the year (Christmas, New Year, Easter etc.)”

The committee also highlights the combination of her professional and social engagement, and her contribution to OsloMets reputation through social media.