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PIR student Ben Warrington wins Sir William Darling Prize

Ben Warrington's outstanding contribution to the University's reputation through his sporting achievements, leadership and scholarship excellence recognized in award of Sir William Darling prize for 2014.

Ben Warrington is a third year International Relations student in PIR. Amongst many other achievements, Ben has served as captain of Edinburgh University Men’s 1sts Basketball Club since 2012 – this year, the team won the Scottish 1A League, BUCS (British Universities) Trophy, and the Chairman’s Cup.  He is also President of Edinburgh University Basketball Club. 

Academically, Ben's work has been excellent.  Alongside his coursework he has also participated in the Edinburgh Award Scheme 2012-13, and the Study-China Programme, which took him to Zhejiang University  in August 2013.

Benjamin’s conduct and performance at Edinburgh have been a source of tremendous pride to our subject area, the School of Social and Political Science and the University of Edinburgh more generally.  Well done!