Aston Centre for Europe (ACE) is delighted to announce that the ACE Prize for the Best Academic Performance of an MA student in academic year 2009-2010 has been awarded to Anne-Charlotte Fauvel, a student on our Double MA with Sciences Po Lille. We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our MA students from the 2009-2010 academic year – Guy Morgan, Luke John Davies, Catalina Salam, Poonam Dave (Double MA Lille), Garance Clement (Double MA Lille), Elise Viart (Double MA Lille) – who all did extremely well in their final dissertations, as well as their assessments throughout the year. We are all very impressed with the level of work and achievement from this group, and wish them all the very best for their post-MA plans and further studies!
The Aston Centre for Europe would like to congratulate Elise Viart who was awarded a presigious internship at the Delegation of the European Union to International Organisations in Vienna (at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, OSCE, section). Another student, Anne-Charlotte Fauvel, will be starting an internship at a consultancy specialising in EU subsidies. Anne-Charlotte and Elise are in the second year of their programme Double MA in Europe and the World, which Aston University runs together with Institut d’Etudes Politiques Lille. We wish them all the best in their internships.
We are very pleased to welcome our new cohort of twelve Masters students this year. The students are taking part on the programme MA EU and International Relations, and the Double MA programme which is offered jointly with the Institut d’Etudes Politiques Lille. This semester’s lectures on European Security, International Relations and Research Methods have started, and the group is hard at already work in their MA students’ office, preparing their readings and class discussions.
This week, we will also welcome our new postgraduate student from Albania, who is taking part on our Professional Development course through a specially designed one semester programme for students from the European University Tirana. The students on this programme will take part in MA-level classes and will begin to prepare their MA thesis, before returning home to complete their degree.
In other MA student news, Luke John Davis (MA EU and International Relations in 2009-2010), has just returned from a Youth in Action Conference in Belgrade, Serbia, where he discussed problems of European integration with other students from across Europe.