St Andrews students go global

Thursday 27 September 2018

Lower College Hall and School 6University of St Andrews graduates have been recognised as Global and Regional winners in the Undergraduate Awards 2018.

The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s leading awards programme which recognises top undergraduate work, shares this work with a global audience and connects students across cultures and disciplines.

Recent graduates Alexander Zagajewski and Laura Trad were Global Winners for their final year Undergraduate Papers.

Alexander, who graduated in June from the School of Mathematics, is the recipient of the 2018 Mathematics and Physics Global Prize for his paper Modelling the Properties of Intracellular Microlasers.

Laura Trad, who also graduated in June from the School of International Relations, is the Politics and International Relations Global Prize Winner for her paper The role of violence in the political order of colonial regimes: British rule in Iraq and French Rule in Algeria.

Graduate Lucia Hawkes is the recipient of the European Regional Award for Art History and Theory. Regional Winners are the highest-performing Highly Commended Entrant from their region and category.

University of St Andrews Dean of Science, Professor Tom Brown, said: “We are delighted to celebrate the success of our graduates Alexander, Laura and Lucia in the Undergraduate Awards 2018. The achievements of our students are a resounding endorsement of the quality of learning and teaching here in St Andrews, underpinned by our values. St Andrews graduates make their way in the world with the leadership skills and confidence to be global citizens. We wish you all every success in the future.”

The winners will attend the Global Undergraduate Summit in Dublin in November. The Summit is a unique three-day event, which brings together top students from around the world to celebrate their achievements, present their work and take part in discussions and workshops geared towards facilitating inter-disciplinary collaboration and inspiring future careers and study options.

Issued by the University of St Andrews Communications Office.

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