At the Day of the University (November 1st), University of Évora awards the students of each of the schools who graduate in that year with the highest grades. This year, I was awarded the Prémio de Mérito (Merit Award) of the Escola de Artes (Art School, which includes the Music, Scenic Arts, Architecture and Design departments).
This prize has a very special importance to me due to my “journey” from my home island to my degree in Musicology at UÉ. My closest friends know what I am talking of.
I must say that, although grades reflect the mathematical result of the students’s work, it can never be understood as the unique result of the merit of a student. Merit also comes from the high representation of the University (as a student) outside its walls. And also as former students who, through their work, elevate the prestige of this institution. My sincere thanks to the University for this award.