Daniel Mullen wins Sir William Darling Memorial Prize
Daniel Mullen, a recent graduate in International Relations, has been awarded this year's Sir William Darling Memorial Prize.
The Sir William Darling Memorial Prize is awarded to students at the University of Edinburgh who, in the opinion of the Principal, have in any one year advanced or enhanced the reputation of the University.
Daniel was nominated for the prize in recognition of his sustained and energetic contribution to the University and to campus life, particularly through his leadership role in two student societies. During his second year at University, Daniel co-founded the Sustainable Development Society, serving on its committee as Treasurer and subsequently as Vice President. In his fourth year, he was elected as President of the Latin America Society.
Daniel has worked closely with the Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies co-organising the Latin American Cultural Colloquium and the Latin American Symposium of Social and Political Sciences, both of which highlighted the University’s expertise and helped to build connections with leading scholars, artists, policymakers and politicians from the region.
Daniel also initiated a new event as part of Latin America Week, which focussed on sustainability. The event reached out to NGOs and local schools to provide opportunities to collaborate with academics on raising awareness of sustainability practices and challenges in Latin America. The event was hugely successful and was awarded the Global Impact at Home award by EUSA as well as the Sustainability Award and the Innovation for Sustainability Award by the University and the SRS department.
Daniel made the most of his time at university, taking advantage of opportunities whilst also giving back to the University and to his fellow students. He strengthened the societies that he worked with, creating solid foundations for future students, and is a worthy recipient of the Sir William Darling Memorial Prize.
Daniel has since graduated and is now undertaking an internship at the EU-LAC Foundation in Hamburg, which works to strengthen strategic partnerships between the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean.