The Scholars

2019-2020 Scholars

Lewis Reed and Denise Osei1

Lewis Reed has a First Class degree in Law from Durham University, where he graduated top of his cohort. At the College of Europe, he is studying European Legal Studies. Harbouring a strong interest in public, international and human rights law, he aims to assess the impact of EU law on national constitutional identity. Upon his return to the UK, Lewis will undertake the Bar Professional Training Course, in order to bring this new perspective to his career at the Bar.

Denise Osei has a first class Law with French Law degree from the University of Sheffield. Studying European law at the College of Europe helps her to appreciate how EU law blends world politics and law ​through taught courses, seminars, and networking with fellow students from all over Europe. Herself from an international background, she is interested in immigration law and questions of citizenship. Her ambition is to work at the Bar in the intersections of European and international law such as public law, and she has since studying at the College formed an interest in Competition Law.

2018-19 Scholars

3 British students Photo by Charlotte Dupon
Photo credit: Charlotte Dupon

William Spence (Law) is now a judicial assistant at the UK Court of Appeal.

Katherine Pye (IRD) is currently a trainee in civil protection at the Council of the European Union.

Susanna Garside (IRD), after work in Uganda on a project supporting civil society organisations, has won funding to study for a PhD related to climate change policy at the European ​University Institute in Florence.

Rebecca Pritchard (EID) is a Review Assistant with the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, ensuring electoral equality and effective and convenient local government. She is gaining a different perspective on governance to complement her knowledge of the relationship between the EU and local organisations and governments.

2017-2018 Scholars (Simone Veil promotion)

Charlotte Brett (IRD) is a Consultant at the Brussels office of Flint Global.

Joel Mason (IRD) is now a trainee in the communications unit of DG DEVCO (Development Cooperation) at the European Commission.

Anna Wilson (EID) is now a social policy researcher in the UK.

2016-17 Scholars (John Maynard Keynes promotion)

Sophie Buckingham (IRD) works in the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the European External Action Service in Brussels.

Samuel Kerr (IRD) is working at the New Statesman after working with the humanitarian arm of the European Commission (DG ECHO).

Nye Williams-Renouf (IRD) works as a policy adviser in HM Treasury.

Brunat Scholars
Recipients of BRUNAT Scholarships at a reception in Bruges in Summer 2017.

2015-16 Scholars (Frederic Chopin promotion)

Zoe Grimes (POL) is  a senior policy adviser in the Department for International Trade.

Veronika Kucherchuk (EID) works at the European Endowment for Democracy as an Eastern Partnership Programme Officer Assistant.

Adin Samson (IRD) works in Brussels in the UK Mission to the European Union.

Roland Scarlett (EPA) is focusing on European and international law as a trainee solicitor with Clifford Chance.


2014-15 Scholars (Falcone & Borsellino promotion)

Alex Braley (EPA) is in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, currently in Brussels at the UK Mission to the European Union.

Jonathan Peters (IRD) has experience of working closely with the European Parliament and is in the Department for Exiting the EU in London.

Zara Reid (IES) is Head of the Child Protection Unit, part of the Consular Directorate at  the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

Andrew Wright (LAW) is  a judicial assistant to the President of the Queen’s Bench Division in the Court of Appeal, having been selected for his EU expertise.

2013-14 Scholars (Voltaire promotion)

Adam Bruton (LAW) works at the UK Permanent Representation in Brussels.

Simon Budden (EPA) works in communications at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Samuel Villiers (LAW)  works with a Spanish law firm in Brussels.

2012-2013 Scholars (Václav Havel promotion)

Oliver Hodgson (LAW) studied for a Masters in European Political and Administrative Studies following his law degree at Cambridge University. He has always maintained an interest in European affairs and now works for a city law firm, where he continues to practise EU law.

Alex Keynes (EPA) works in the European Parliament in Brussels.

Yentyl Williams (IRD) founded and directs ACP Young Professionals Network and is currently a PhD candidate at Bristol University.

2011-2012 Scholars (Marie Skłodowska Curie promotion)

Sebastian Clark (IRD) is employed by HM Treasury.

Emily Murrell (IRD) is now International Affairs Officer for the World Bank Group’s Special Representative to the United Kingdom and Ireland, leading on the portfolio for climate change, the environment and sustainable finance.

Nicholas Todd (IRD) is in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Fast Stream.

“It would be no exaggeration to say that my time at the College has been perhaps the most memorable and rewarding 10 months of my life so far, both academically and socially.”

Nicholas Todd, former Brunat Scholar