Dr Soeren Keil, our Jean Monnet Chair in European Foreign Policy has announced the 2020 winners of the CEFEUS – Jean Monnet prizes. These prizes are supported by our Jean Monnet Chair, which we were awarded in 2018 with the aim of enhancing the teaching, research and consultancy on Europe and the European Union across our degrees in Politics and International Relations, and across the University.

The 2020 undergraduate dissertation prize is awarded to Darren Bullen for his thesis on “Taking Back Control? The UK Parliament and the Brexit Process.” As one of the markers highlighted in their feedback, “It is excellent in its cogent argumentation, demonstrates in-depth knowledge, both empirically and theoretically, and anchors these discussions firmly within the existing literature.”

The 2020 CEFEUS – Jean Monnet Prize for the best performance in the Jean Monnet Module “The European Union: Power, Policy and Integration” (Level 5 / Year 2) is awarded to Sara Versace. Sara achieved exceptional marks for her portfolio and her essay in the module.

The 2020 CEFEUS – Jean Monnet Prize for the best performance in the Jean Monnet Module “European Foreign Policy” is awarded to Victoria Papeskov. Victoria wrote an excellent policy brief for the module, and her newspaper evaluation was also assessed with a distinction.

Dr Soeren Keil, our Jean Monnet Chair and module convenor for the two Jean Monnet modules, highlighted “the work received in both modules was of an extremely high standard. I am very pleased that we are able to award these prizes to all three students for their excellent performance. It reflects on their commitment to their studies and on the continued interest in the EU and in European Studies even after the departure of the UK.”

Congratulations to all prize winners, who have been notified and have been awarded book vouchers for their achievements!