When asked how he feels about his nomination by the Department, Patrick responded:
"I feel so happy and proud of myself that amidst all the challenges, my first ever dissertation was recognised and acknowledged."
"I'm grateful to all the lecturers in my department for their dedication and hard work. A special thank you goes to Professor Jeanine Treffers-Daller for her encouragement and supervision."
Patrick's supervisor, Jeanine Treffers- Daller, said:
"We hope that Patrick will benefit from his study personally for his own teaching practice, but will also be able to advise other stakeholders on the importance of preserving the students' mother tongues and using it in the classroom."
The Head of School, Professor Gail Marshall, has also congratulated Patrick on this important achievement.