Rensa Gaunt for England

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Rensa Gaunt is a student of modern languages and cultures at the University of Cambridge. Originally from northern England, she has worked in Austria, Ukraine and Belgium, including a 10 month stay in Belgium as an EVS volunteer, and has studied in Germany, all of which has brought her closer to her continental counterparts and led her to become more engaged with national and international politics. She works in university access and runs projects that encourage young people to explore different cultures and the forces that shape them, and hopes that her work with the EST will allow her to build on this passion and inspire positive Change.

Do not hesitate to contact Rensa at england.uk.est@gmail.com

Articles published:
BY OUR ENGLISH AMBASSADOR: ‘ARE WE THE BAD GUYS?’

 

Julian Lagus for Scotland

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Julian Lagus (1993) is a final year LLB student in International and European Law at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. He will start his final year with an exchange period at The University of Edinburgh focusing on EU competition law and International Commercial law, both of which are areas of law he aims to pursue during his future master studies. Julian has been involved in organizational activities in The Netherlands and Finland, such as being the Chairman of the External Affairs Committee of the International and European Law student association Nexus and a board member of the Helsinki Sports Academy Urhea. Being a former international level athlete, in his spare time Julian enjoys sports, travelling and movies.

Feel free to contact Julian at scotland.est@gmail.com

Articles published by Julian Lagus:
THE IRISH DILEMMA: THE EFFECTS OF THE INSUFFICIENT APPLICATION OF THE CILFIT RULE ON EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

ANALYSIS OF THE RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION IN CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL LAW

Sean McLaughlin for Northern Ireland

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Sean McLaughlin (1992) is from Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 2016 he graduated with First Class Honours in Arabic-International Relations, from the University of St Andrews. Sean studied abroad in Morocco for one semester in 2015. In addition to this, his degree entailed modules in Transatlantic Relations, Violence in Latin America and Middle Eastern Politics.
Most recently, Sean began a pressure group at the University of St Andrews, advocating ‘remain’ in the 2016 in/out referendum. The platform will continue to be used to comment on Britain’s negotiations with the EU (https://www.facebook.com/standrewsforeurope/?fref=ts). During the campaign, Sean developed quite extensive knowledge of the EU and in particular the British dimension. He has and will continue to write widely on the topic (https://st-andrews.academia.edu/seanmclaughlin). He describes himself as pro-European, yet believing in as loose a connection between states as possible, ‘a United Europe doesn’t have to mean a United States of Europe’. For this reason, he was a firm supporter of previous PM Cameron’s renegotiation strategy.
Sean has worked as a small business consultant in Kenya, a subsidiary agent for an Italian fashion firm in the UK, as well as teacher and school manager in Ecuador.
In addition to Arabic, Sean also speaks Italian and Spanish fluently. He is currently acquiring French and Portuguese, to eventually be able to speak the four main romance languages.
Feel free to reach out to Sean anytime:northernireland.est@gmail.com