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Isabelle Rogerson, Rufat Safarli, Rebecca Steele and Jules Bayer-Crier

University of Exeter student success in international awards

University of Exeter social sciences students have been successful in an academic competition referred to as the “junior Nobel Prize”.

The awards reward talented undergraduates and recognise excellent research and original work across the sciences, humanities, business and creative arts.

This year 5,514 papers from undergraduates in 244 institutions and 121 nationalities were submitted. The awards cover seven regions, Ireland, Europe, USA and Canada, Latin America, Oceania, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

The Highly Commended social sciences entrants from the University of Exeter are:

Kane Baker - Philosophy category
Amba Maharaj - Politics & International Relations category
Rebecca Steele - Politics & International Relations category
Pavel Kondov - Politics & International Relations category
Jules Bayer-Crier - Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies category
Isabelle Rogerson - Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies category
Rufat Safarli - Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies category

University of Exeter Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) Professor Tim Quine said: “I am delighted that the excellent academic work of our students has been recognised throughout these awards that demonstrate our students play a vital role in the creation of new knowledge which delivers change in the world and society alongside our world leading academics. I would like to congratulate all those involved on their achievements.”

CEO of The Undergraduate Awards Louise Hodgson said “This is a huge achievement for the University of Exeter and its students. UA received the highest number of submissions to date with only the best papers making it through the judging process - the competition was extremely tough and the Judges were astounded at the high quality of undergraduate research in the programme this year. Congratulations to this year’s successful entrants”.

Highly Commended Entrants are now invited to meet their fellow awardees at the annual UA Global Summit, taking place in Dublin, Ireland on November 8th to 11th. The attendees will be addressed by the likes of NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, Shiza Shahid of the Malala Fund, MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abrahams, among many more speakers and facilitators.

Date: 29 September 2016

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