Best Thesis PrizeBest Thesis PrizeThe School of Politics and International Relations offers a prize for the best PhD thesis written and successfully passed in the previous academic year by one of the school's postgraduate research students. 2015/16Dr Louise Kettle was awarded the Best Thesis Prize for 2015/16 for her thesis on 'Learning from History in British Overseas Security'. 2014/15Dr Frances Ryan was awarded the school's Best Thesis Prize for 2014/15. Her subject was: 'Trading a survival of the richest for a survival of the smartest: double standards in the fight for equal opportunity'. 2011/12Dr Jonathan Rose was awarded the prize for his thesis 'Citizens' Perceptions of Standards in Public Life'. The prize was presented by Professor Mathew Humphrey (Head of School) to Jonathan Rose, in company with Dr Jan Meyer-Sahling (Director of Postgraduate Research).