Posted on 19/07/2009
Graduation ceremonies for the 2008/9 undergraduate finalist and 2007/8 MSc students were held on 17 July 2009 in the Picture Gallery and Chapel of Founder's Building. Congratulations to Robert Wilson, winner of the PIR Prize for best undergraduate degree result and to Danielle Barton, winner of the Driver Prize for best piece of work.
Robert graduated with First Class honours and an overall average of 72.33%. He achieved this result while also serving as President of RHUL Athletics Club during his second year and competing for the College at Cross Country running throughout his studies. He came second in the University of London Championships in both his first and third years, and finished third in his second year. His plans for the immediate future are a well-deserved gap year.
Danielle graduated with Upper Second Class honours that included a mark of 78% for her final year dissertation, entitled 'Why have attempts by the Estonian government to protect and promote national identity exacerbated existing tensions between ethnic-Estonians and the Russophone minority?' and supervised by Dr Alister Miskimmon. Next year she will join UCL's School of Slovanic and Eastern European Studies to pursue an MA in Politics, Security and Integration, with Estonian language.
We wish Robert, Danielle, and the entire graduating class of 2009 best luck for the future.