In a time where good news can be hard to come by, CARPE did have cause to celebrate this last month thanks to our most recent graduate, Dr. Anastasios Karakolidis, the previous Prometric PhD scholar at CARPE (2016-2019). Anastasios won the postgraduate student category in the 2020 DCU President’s Award for Engagement and Innovation, which took place on May 27th 2020. His dissertation explored the use of animations to improve the assessment of complex competencies in teaching e.g. managing interpersonal conflict. Anastasios’ research has many applications in the field of assessment and the materials he created for his research may offer significant value to the field of teacher education. The rigorous and high-quality work that Anastasios conducted for his doctoral research has made a tangible contribution to the field and everyone in CARPE is delighted that Anastasios’ outstanding work has been acknowledged by everyone at DCU. Anastasios’s doctoral work was also recognised in the 2020 eAssessment awards in June 2020, where he was one of the four finalists in the Innovation in Assessment’ category. CARPE is honoured to have supported Anastasios’ work during his doctoral studies and look forward to his future successes.