Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

POLIS students shortlisted for 2014 Undergraduate Awards

12 September 2014 |

Three POLIS students have been shortlisted this year.

Tanya Millett, Rhian Williams and Mathew Warboys have all been highly commended in the 2014 Undergraduate Awards. The 'Highly Commended" status places them in the top 10% of 4,792 submissions from 209 universities worldwide.

Tanya and Rhian both study International Relations and Mathew is an Economics and Politics student. Mathew's nomination was awarded in relation to a paper he completed for the module 'Economics of Famines'.  In it he discusses the causes if the 1974 famine in Bangladesh, achieving a mark of 85% (starred first). Mathew's reccommendation places him in the top seven candidates in the world, and he was the only UK candidate on the Highly Commended list for his category. 

The Undergraduate Awards identifies and recognises the most creative and nuanced arguments and ideas coming out at undergraduate level internationally. The overall winners are published in our annual academic journal. The journals are sent to every university library and is often requested by academics as a directory of the finest undergraduates from every discipline. The Undergraduate Awards is the only international pan-discipline academic awards programme in the world. Operating from Dublin, Ireland since 2008, the programme aims to recognize talented yet industrious students and connect them to each another so as to foster inter-disciplinary co-operation that transcends borders.

Over the coming fortnight judges will identify the winners in each category. The results will be announced on September 22nd. The winners will be named as the top students internationally in their respective field and  will secure invitations to The UA Global Summit, which takes place across Dublin, Ireland from 19-21 November. They will also have a chance to be published in the 2014 Undergraduate Journal.

This is a tremendous achievement for Tanya, Rhian and Mathew and highlights their hard work and dedication to their studies.

The full shortlist is available online.

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