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Summer Graduation 2017

Congratulations to all of our recent graduates, and to our SPS prize winners.

Our summer graduation ceremony was held on 5th July in the newly refurbished McEwan Hall, where graduates were presented with their degree certificates alongside honorary graduates including Josh Littlejohn (Co-founder of Social Bite) Professor Yvonne Galligan (Founding Director Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics & Director of University Gender Initiative, Queen’s University Belfast) Magnus Linklater (Former Scotsman Editor) and The Rt Hon Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister of Canada).

Mr Trudeau encouraged our graduating students to learn from their failures as well as their successes as they embarked on life after university.

"Be bold, be brave and be open to the incredible opportunities in front of you." 

"If something excites you a lot and scares you a little, you should probably do it", he told them.

The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Festival Theatre, where several of our students were awarded School and subject area prizes to honour their efforts in specific areas of sudy.

Prize Winners

Prizes Winners
The Barbara Wooton Prize for Best Social Science Dissertation Using QM

William Flemming

The D. P. Heatley Prize for Excellence in PIR

Ella Rogers & Ollie Ballinger

The Russell Keat Dissertation Prize for highest dissertation mark in PIR

Heidi Brown & Ollie Ballinger

The James Carruthers Memorial Prize for best final honours student in Social Policy

Cathleen Andrew

The James Carruthers Memorial Prize for best dissertation  in Social Policy

Isobel Wickham

The International Public Health Policy (BMedSci) Prize for highest overall mark
Calum Barnetson

The Marjory Brown memorial prize for the most outstanding student in BSc Social Work

Edna Sim Ziqi

The Tom Burns prize for best performance in Sociology Single Honours

Maria Pabolaza Lacambra
The Colin Bell prize for best Honours Project in Sociology

Mari Lehva

The Violet Laidlaw prize for best performance in Sociology Joint Honours

Linnea Bostrom

The James Littlejohn Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in Social Anthropology

Cornelis Rijneveld 

Outstanding Performance in Sustainable Development

Cecilia Karlsson

Best Dissertation in Sustainable Development

Cecilia Karlsson

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