The Scholars

2021-2022 Scholars (Vogel-Polsky promotion)

Owen Morgan (POL), while studying for a first-class languages degree at University College, London, became keenly interested in the interaction between civil society and the European institutions, particularly the intersecting fields of EU citizens’ rights abroad and migration.

Rhys Nugent (EIS) has a Modern Languages degree from University College, London and an Erasmus Mundus MA from Georg-August University, Göttingen. He has worked in Spain, Germany, in Brussels for ECAS and in Strasbourg for the Council of Europe. Planning a career in European public policy and affairs, he is now at Natolin.

Sophie Sundaram (LAW) is following up on her Cambridge law degree with European Law studies in Bruges. Her primary interest is in relations between EU law and the British legal scene, particularly concerning trade and competition law.

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

Ciara Campbell (IRD) is now working in public affairs in Brussels.

Sam Gregory-Manning (POL) is now working as a Communications Officer for the European Environmental Bureau, an environmental NGO in Brussels.

Emma Hill (LAW) has returned to Scotland to start the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, to be followed by a two-year traineeship with Shepherd and Wedderburn (the largest law firm with its headquarters in Scotland), after which she will be a qualified solicitor in Scotland.

Philippe Lefèvre (IRD) is currently pursuing a traineeship at the EU with the European External Action Service. He intends to continue to work in other international organizations in Brussels, London, and beyond.

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) worked as a Legal Consultant in the competition law practice of a major international law firm in Brussels; he is now an Academic Assistant in the European Legal Studies Department of the College of Europe.

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 a doctoral researcher at the London School of Economics with a full scholarship from the Economic and Social Research Council to research the EU’s peacebuilding efforts.

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 officer 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 Policy Advisor at the Brussels office of the global law firm Steptoe & Johnson working at the crossroads between EU law and policy. She advises on climate, trade and sanctions policy, as well as sustainable finance.

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) is a Senior Policy Adviser at HM Treasury, working on Trade Policy.

Recipients of Brunat Scholarships at a reception in Bruges, summer 2017.
2015-2016 Scholars (Frederic Chopin promotion)

Zoe Grimes (POL) is a civil servant in London, currently working in the Strategy Unit of the Home Office.

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 (POL) is a lawyer in Clifford Chance’s Public International Law and Intellectual Property teams. His work includes advising States on matters of international trade law. Most recently he has been advising the UK on its COVID-19 vaccine procurement.

2014-2015 Scholars (Falcone & Borsellino promotion)

Alex Braley (EPA) is passionate about sustainability, working at SustainablePublicAffairs, a consultancy focused exclusively on cases with a positive impact on the environment. He teaches an introductory course to the EU at Sciences-Po in France. Previously he worked at the European Commission and then for HMG in Brussels and London.

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) went on to work in the European Parliament, with two brief stints either side working as a public affairs consultant, before moving to an NGO working on climate and transport policies.

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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