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Where Are They Now Wednesday: Jen Fullerton

Jen Fullerton, Highly Commended Entrant, paper artist and PhD candidate from the Australian National University, creates a set of sculptures reflecting online abuse of Australian politicians.

Since Jen Fullerton received the title of Highly Commended Entrant in 2014, Fullerton alongside social scientist Dr. Robert Ackland, have created pieces of sculpture with inspiration from the online social media platform Twitter. The large amount of Twitter abuse directed at Australian politicians influenced her works displayed at the ANU School of Art & Design Foyer Gallery.

University of California, Berkeley ranks among world's top six universities

We are delighted to hear that our Partner Institution, University of California, Berkeley, has once again joined five other world universities in a cluster known as the "elite six".

Where Are They Now Wednesday: Shelby Challis

Shelby Challis from the University of Toronto was a Highly Commended Entrant in the Social Science category for the 2014 Undergraduate Awards with her paper titled "The Macroeconomic and Socioeconomic Impact of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in South Africa".

A recent alumnus of the University of Toronto's School of Public Policy and Governance where she completed her Master of Public Policy in 2016, Shelby was highly involved with the university's publication and wrote several articles for them.

Where Are They Now Wednesday: Killian Glynn and Where We Are Now Theatre Festival

Killian Glynn from the Institute Technology of Sligo was a Highly Commended Entrant in the Art History, Music, Film & Theatre category in the 2016 Undergraduate Awards, as well as our Campus Ambassador at IT Sligo for the academic year 2016/17.

Since then, Killian has been keeping busy with various projects. He is currently working on the Where Are We Now Theatre Festival which will open this Thursday, 8th June and run until Saturday, 10th June.

The Engineering category

Engineering has been a category at The Undergraduate Awards since its inaugural year.

The category is open to all students of Engineering, including those of Computer and Systems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Construction, Built Environment and more.

The Economics category

Economics has been judged as a category in The Undergraduate Awards since its inaugural year.

Students of all Economics disciplines, including Econometrics, Urban Economics, Labour Economics and more are eligible to submit to the category. Entries for this category must be within the 5,000-word limit and have received a 2.1/A grade.

The Earth & Environmental Sciences category

Earth & Environmental Sciences have been judged together as a single category at The Undergraduate Awards since 2014.

The category is open to students of the natural environment and ecosystems disciplines, including students of Earth Science, Agriculture, Geography, Geology and more. Entries for this category must be within the 12,000-word limit and have received a 2.1/A grade.

Where Are They Now Wednesday: Janelle Lee

Janelle Lee from the University of Alberta was a Highly Commended Entrant in 2015 in the Social Sciences as well as the Earth & Environmental Sciences categories.

The last few years have been quite an adventure for Janelle! In 2015, she completed an eight-month internship with the Aga Khan University in Nairobi, Kenya, with her work focused on "using interactive theatre as a tool for urban youth engagement in East African cities and incorporating young people’s perspectives into policy development". She also travelled to Turkana County in northern Kenya to conduct stakeholder interviews on oil development in the region and to investigate challenges and opportunities associated with resource development.

The Philosophy Category

Philosophy has been judged as a category at The Undergraduate Awards since its inaugural year.

The category is developed to incorporate students of Philosophy and Theology, including Ethics, Metaphysics and more.

St Andrews rises to third in the UK in independent guide

We are delighted to hear that our Partner Institution, University of St Andrews, has become Scotland's top university according to a new league table published recently.