The National Centre for Research on Europe at the University of Canterbury has played a substantial role throughout the three years of my Bachelor’s degree; not only because its courses on European culture and the European Union were absolute highlights, but also because it allowed me to individualize my field of study and expand my knowledge immensely.
Having lived in Germany, New Zealand and Singapore, I spent a lot of time observing and studying multiculturalism, integration, education, local media and intercultural communication. For my Taught Masters dissertation, I am looking forward to circling in on these fields, examining topics such as the role of education systems in integration during the refugee crisis or different media depictions of the EU and UK post-Brexit.
The opportunity to incorporate current topics into a dissertation is of high value to me. This will make my work relevant to the present day, which is very exciting and a great motivation. I truly am looking forward to making the best of this experience and appreciate the chance to do so!
Bachelor of Arts in Education and European & European Union Studies, Minor in Psychology
- New Zealand Fund for Graduate Women Award – 2016
- University of Canterbury Outbound Exchange Award – 2016
- University of Canterbury Summer Scholarship – 2016 / 17
- NCRE Tuition Fees Scholarship - 2017
- "A New Generation of Europeans: Refugee integration through early education at German primary schools." European Union Centres Joint Conference: Fulfilling the vision: EU Futures 2017, Melbourne, Australia
- "Shifting frames: External and Internal Media Framing of Brexit" (Public seminar series, NCRE) – Presenter – March 2017
- "Normative Power in crisis: The EU in Asia" (NPE) – Presenter – January 2017
- With Serena Kelly and Natalia Chaban "Shifting frames: External and Internal Media Framinf of Brexit in 2016 in New Zealand" European Union Studies Association Asia Pacific Annual Conference, 2017: The roles of the EU and the Asia Pacific in the Global Era - Politics, International relations, Economics Law, Tokyo, Japan.
- With Serena Kelly and Natalia Chaban "Shifting frames: External and Internal Media Framinf of Brexit in 2016 in New Zealand" Normative Power in Crisis? The EU in Asia, 2017 Christchurch, New Zealand.