"The Europaeum Scholars Programme really enriched my PhD experience. I received relevant training for careers within and outside of academia, learned a lot about the link between academia and policy-making, and further developed my teamwork and leadership skills through the programme. But most importantly, I got to discuss (European) politics with a wonderful group of PhD students from across Europe over the course of two years. Along the way, we received input and feedback from academics, policy-makers, and experts from different institutions, businesses, and international organisations. I can only recommend the Europaeum Scholars Programme to anyone who is interested in European politics and linking academia and policy-making. Not only will you get to travel across Europe (and thus occasionally leave the St Andrews “Bubble”), but you will also see your research in a wider framework, become part of a Europe-wide network of scholars, and meet many inspiring people.”
Antonia Niehuss (School of International Relations), Europaeum Scholar 2018/2019
"This programme is simply incredible. Over the past 2 years with the Europaeum, I have: stayed in 8 cities in 7 different countries; visited numerous political institutions from international to local levels; debated with politicians, academics and experts; heard from activists, NGOs, and charities; and received training on everything from public speaking to career planning. Through this programme, my views have often been challenged and strengthened, my skills have been developed and improved, and my networks have been increased and broadened. All this whilst forming wonderful friendships with the rest of the cohort. In short, this programme is an immensely rewarding and inspiring experience that I would recommend to anyone."
Stephanie Haywood (School of Management), Europaeum Scholar 2018/2019
"The Europaeum Scholars Programme became a defining feature of my PhD journey; it has been exciting, challenging, frustrating at times, and, I am convinced, an extremely valuable experience academically, professionally and personally. As a Europaeum Scholar, I have gained insights into European politics and European history, hands-on experience of collaborative research and evidence-based policy making, as well as professional skills ranging from academic publishing to public engagement and public speaking. I absolutely recommend applying to the next round of the Europaeum Scholars Programme, if you are prepared to enter into it with an open mind, a genuine curiosity and a will to engage with new people and new areas of knowledge. This programme will not only further your understandings of the world, but of yourself, your strengths, weaknesses and ambitions."
Caroline Damgaard (School of Geography and Sustainable Development), Europaeum Scholar 2018/2019