21st August 2002




One student from the University of Lincoln in Hull has found that life has taken an unexpected turn which has led her to work at the European Commission.


In 1999 when Denisa Hanik (26) began studying for her BA (Hons) in European Business she knew very little about the European Union.


Two years later Denisa of Clough Road, Hull now finds herself working her university placement year at the European Commission in Brussels.


“I tried hard to get a traineeship with the European Commission but I was not successful because my degree was not yet complete,” said Denisa. 


“So I took my backpack and went to Brussels, handed out my CV and told people I wanted to get a placement at the Commission. And now, here I am!” 


Her perseverance has given Denisa – originally from Angleholm, Sweden – a position within the Slovenia unit in the Enlargement Department of the Directorates-General which deals with the various aspects of enlarging the European Union.   


The European Commission embodies and upholds the general interest of the Union and is the driving force of the Union’s institutional system.  Its four main roles are to propose legislation to Parliament and the Council, to administer and implement Community policies, to enforce Community law and to negotiate international agreements.




For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk


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