James graduated this summer with first-class honours in Politics from QUB after what he described as “three life-changing years”. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Lemberger–Mettrick Prize as the best final year student in his subject, and the David Mulholland Prize for the best undergraduate dissertation. He interned for a Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, and is currently completing an MA in Political Sciences at the University of British Columbia. James never views Northern Ireland as a unique case in itself, but always within the context of a wider, very complicated world; hence his interest in the field of comparative politics. Beyond his academic studies, James travels to new countries and regularly blogs through the ‘Northern Slant’ online community.
Undergraduate Award Overall & Programme Winner in 2014
University: Queen’s University Belfast
Category: International Relations & Politics
Still Rising: The Career Politician in the British House of Commons, the Cabinet and the Shadow Cabinet