Monash student wins trans-Tasman essay award

Lucie Cadzow, a BA Honours student in Politics & International Relations, has won the 2014 Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia (CESAA) award for the best essay by an honours or postgraduate student for her paper on “The European Union’s decision to introduce a financial transaction tax in 2011-12”.

Lucie wrote the 5,000-word policy analysis as part of her assessment for the Honours/Masters unit, The Political Economy of European Integration.

In an exceptionally strong field of postgraduate papers drawn from universities throughout Australia and New Zealand, Lucie’s paper stood out to the judges. As part of her prize, the paper has been forwarded to the editors of the Australia and New Zealand Journal of European Studies for consideration as a published, peer-reviewed paper.

This is the second year in a row that Monash has won the CESAA prize. In 2013, Stuart Bruce won the 20th annual CESAA essay competition in the Postgraduate category.

The prize is generously supported by the Delegation of the European Union to Australia and New Zealand in Canberra.

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