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25 August 2020

Outstanding students recognised by department

Outstanding students in the Department of European and International Studies have been recognised for their efforts.

Outstanding students in the department have been honoured.
Outstanding students in the department have been honoured.

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.

Dr Johnna Montgomerie, head of the Department of European and International Studies, said: “I would like to pay tribute to all of our students, who have had to contend with such extraordinary circumstances this year, their resilience and willingness to adapt has been truly commendable.

“A special mention must also go to our awards winners and award nominees this year. Their efforts have been outstanding and they are each worthy recipients of their honours.”

Award winners:

Highest oral distinction in each pathway - A 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 has achieved the highest oral distinction in the level six language module

  • Margaux Plessy, BA European Studies (French pathway)
  • Charles Collard, BA European Studies (German pathway)
  • Rohini Lakhani, BA European Studies (Spanish pathway)

Best overall undergraduate degree – A department prize of £100 is awarded to the undergraduate student who has achieved the highest classification score.

  • Celia Becherel, BA European Studies (French Pathway)

Best overall undergraduate extended essay

  • Jack Edwards, BA European Politics

Nominees for the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy awards:

Florence Hughes Exhibition Prize
Alyssa Ahmad Rijnen - BA European Studies (Spanish pathway)

The Florence Hughes prize is awarded to a female student in the faculty who achieves the highest overall mark in the second year of her programme.

Jelf Medal Prize
Philip Horster - BA European Politics
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.