President of Maldives presents awards to Keele graduate

At a recent ceremony to mark Maldives’ Republic Day, the President, the Hon. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, presented two awards to Keele MA graduate Hassaan Waheed: the National Award for Special Achievement, and the President's Gold Medal for his academic performance at Keele.

Hassaan studied for the International Relations MA degree in Diplomatic Studies, graduating in 2017 at the level of Distinction. Together with another student he was awarded the best dissertation prize for his 15,000-word research paper on ‘Diplomacy of small island states: a case study of Maldives and climate change diplomacy’.

Writing to his tutors and the School’s professional services staff, Hassaan expressed his ‘heartfelt gratitude to each and everyone at the University who helped me grow, learn and most of all made me a so much better person than I was when I first set foot at the institution’.

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