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Edinburgh student shortlisted in 2012 Undergraduate Awards

Orla Meadhbh's essay "Is the Justice and Development Party (AKP) turning Turkey into an Islamic state?" has been highly commended in the International Relations & Politics category of the 2012 Undergraduate Awards.

This is an excellent achievement and means that Orla's essay is among the top 10% of the 2,890 that were sent into the awards this year from nearly 100 third level institutions in Ireland and around the world. The winner of the category will attend the UA Summit on November 7th-10th held in Dublin, Ireland.

This year, the UA Summit will feature talks from inspiring academics, entrepreneurs, inventors, educators and change-makers from around the world. As well as accepting their gold medals from the President of Ireland and meeting other top students from diverse disciplines, the winners will take part in workshops featuring TEDTalk-er Conrad Wolfram, founder Jan Reichelt, the youngest-ever WEF Global Leader Rajeeb Dey, sustainability activist Tia Kansara, founder Hannes Klopper, academic, poet and economic commentator Nitasha Kaul, and many, many more.

The winners will be announced on September 25th.

Information about the Undergraduate Awards.