The Scholars

2020-2021 Scholars (Mario Soares promotion)
Brunat Scholars in Bruges, March 2021 (photo credit: Gary Paterson)

Ciara Campbell has a first class Politics degree from Queen’s University, Belfast. She is now studying International Relations and Diplomacy in Bruges with a view to career involvement with the EU. Her special interest is in policy solutions to avert future migration crises linked to climate change.

Samuel Gregory-Manning (POL) previously worked in Brussels as a communications officer for a European-level political foundation and as a Schuman Trainee within the Scientific Foresight Unit of the European Parliamentary Research Services. He has a BSc in Zoology from the University of Bristol. 

Emma Hill is continuing her legal studies in Bruges, having graduated from Glasgow University with a joint Law with French Language degree. She realizes that current events in Europe make it ever more important to learn about European Union law.

Philippe Lefevre (IRD) is currently studying IR and Diplomacy alongside his volunteering with the Institute for a Greater Europe based in Brussels. He hopes to pursue a career in diplomacy in the UK Civil Service following his graduation or work within the European Institutions, NATO, or the United Nations. 

2019-2020 Scholars (Hannah Arendt promotion)

Denise Osei (Law) will be undertaking a year-long internship at a leading independent law firm based in Brussels before embarking on the Bar Vocational Course followed by pupillage.

Lewis Reed (Law) will undertake a one-year stagiaire position in competition law at a major international law firm with offices in Brussels. He has also obtained scholarship funding to cover UK bar exam fees.

2018-2019 Scholars (Manuel Marín promotion)
Photo credit: Charlotte Dupon

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

Katherine Pye (IRD) is now the Clara Marina O’Donnell Fellow at the Centre for European Reform in London.

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.

2016-2017 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 following an assignment with the humanitarian arm of the European Commission (DG ECHO).

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

Recipients of Brunat Scholarships at a reception in Bruges, summer 2017.
2015-2016 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.

2014-2015 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.

2013-2014 Scholars (Voltaire promotion)

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

Simon Budden (EPA) went on to work at the European Parliament in Brussels and is now with the Department for Transport in London, working on maritime security.

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

2012-2013 Scholars (Václav Havel promotion)

Oliver Hodgson (LAW) studied for a Master’s 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
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