03 August 2021
Department's top-performing students are honoured
Outstanding students in the Department of European and International Studies have been recognised for their efforts.
The department honours its top students from all year groups at an annual ceremony which recognises those who have scored highly in their programmes or distinguished themselves during the course of their studies at King’s.
This year, five students from the department were chosen for honours, with a further two put forward for prizes at faculty level, the winners of which will be announced at a later date.
Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo, head of the Department of European and International Studies, said: “On behalf of the department, I would like to say how proud I am of our students for their extraordinary efforts in the last academic year. They have shown a commendable commitment to learning even in the difficult circumstances of the pandemic.
“I would also like to extend special congratulations to our award winners and nominees this year, who have stood out among such a talented cohort of students. Your awards are well deserved.”
Best overall undergraduate degree
The department prize of £100 is awarded to the undergraduate student who has achieved the highest classification score.
This year’s award went to BA European Studies (German) student Monika Lendermann who attained the highest classification score of 81.
Best mark in the undergraduate dissertation
The department prize of £100 is awarded to the undergraduate student who has achieved the highest mark in their dissertation.
This year’s award went to BA European Studies (German) with a Year Abroad student Victoria Dvoretskaia who achieved a mark of 78.
Best overall oral distinction in each pathway
The department prize of £100 is awarded to each of three final-year students, one from each pathway, French, German and Spanish, in the BA European Studies degree who achieves the highest oral distinction in the final-year language module.
(i) BA European Studies (French) with a Year Abroad: Awarded to Maria-Bianca Suciu
(ii) BA European Studies (German) with a Year Abroad: Awarded to Monika Lendermann
(iii) BA European Studies (Spanish) with a Year Abroad: Awarded to Diana Gomez Paniagua
Jelf Medal Award
A medal is awarded to one student from each faculty who, in the view of the principal, has most distinguished themselves during their undergraduate programme. One member of staff must be prepared to nominate the student in a supporting statement.
The prize of £100 for the European and International Studies nominee for the Jelf Medal was awarded to Monika Lendermann.
Florence Hughes Prize
The Florence Hughes prize is awarded to a female student in the faculty who achieves the highest overall mark in the second year of study. Nominations are limited to one student per department.
The nomination from EIS was Lily Hardcastle from BA European Studies (Spanish) with a Year Abroad.