Alumni profiles

The School of Government and Society is proud of all of its students and alumni. Via the University's Development and Alumni Office, we hope to keep in touch with all of our alumni post-graduation, to learn of their many successes and to continue to share our research successes and campus developments.

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Latest alumni profiles

Olga Fraczek, Sociology graduate

Olga Fraczek, Sociology graduate

Description
Account Executive, Harvard Public Relations.
Laurin Weissinger, BA Sociology

Laurin Weissinger, BA Sociology

Description
Currently, I am staying in Oxford and preparing my PhD research that I hope to start this year. Before coming to Oxford, I worked for a while, both at an executive recruitment consultancy in London and full-time in IT.
Ursula Houston, Sociology BA

Ursula Houston, Sociology BA

Description
Since graduating with a first class degree in Sociology, I have been lucky enough to secure two different internships in the public sector. Both internships were advertised by the careers service solely for University of Birmingham students.
Nadine Baldwick, BA Sociology and Philosophy

Nadine Baldwick, BA Sociology and Philosophy

Description
My advice to anyone considering studying at Birmingham would be to make the most of your time at university by supplementing your degree with other activities.
Veronika Fafienski, BA Sociology

Veronika Fafienski, BA Sociology

Description
Studying at The University of Birmingham has been such an exciting and rewarding experience. When I first arrived, I was instantly captivated by the campus atmosphere. All the things you need as a freshly baked student – department, the library, student union and all the friends you made along the way – were in one place. Of course everyone is unique but for my part I can say that at Birmingham I have been able to set the foundations for both career and personal development.
Ana Speed, Sociology BA (2009)

Ana Speed, Sociology BA (2009)

Description
I have always had a keen interest in social structures and interactions and studying social sciences at the University of Birmingham provided me opportunity to critically engage with key political, social and economic issues facing contemporary societies.

Elio Di Muccio

Description
I am an aspiring PhD student in the social sciences with intellectual interests in documentary and archival research on the British state, the sociology of technology, and contemporary networked social and political movements.
Ozlem Caliskan, MA International Studies (International Economic Management) 2006

Ozlem Caliskan, MA International Studies (International Economic Management) 2006

Description
"The University of Birmingham and more specifically POLSIS provided a truly international environment which enriched my exposure to different viewpoints and different cultures and offered me very good resources for my research. I enjoyed each day I spent at Birmingham and when I look back I can say that the year I spent at the University of Birmingham is one of the best years of my life up to now"

Simon Hedlin Larsson, BSc Economics and Political Science (2011)

Description
I've recently started to study a graduate degree in Economics and Statistics at Columbia University. Up to that point I had been working for two years as a Political Adviser for Economic and Foreign Policy at the Prime Minister's Office in Sweden.
Video: Sarah Jeffries, Public Management MSc (2013)

Video: Sarah Jeffries, Public Management MSc (2013)

Description
Sarah Jeffries describes her experience of studying a MSc in Public Management at the Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham during her recent graduation.
Hreinn Palson, MA International Studies (Diplomacy) 2004

Hreinn Palson, MA International Studies (Diplomacy) 2004

Description
"In Birmingham I was lucky enough to get to know a great group of fellow students and superb teachers. The different people, cultures and views from all around the world have served me well in my chosen profession in the Icelandic Foreign Service. "
Video: Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Public Administration and Development (Distance Learning) MSc (2013)

Video: Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Public Administration and Development (Distance Learning) MSc (2013)

Description
Samuel Ofosu Ampofo describes his experience of studying an MSc Public Administration and Development by distance learning at the International Development Department, University of Birmingham during his recent graduation.
Joshua Gimba, MSc International Political Economy and Development (2011)

Joshua Gimba, MSc International Political Economy and Development (2011)

Description
I chose to study in the UK because I was drawn to the excellent combination of academics and practical experience the University of Birmingham provided.

Miguel Castro Coelho, MSc in Public Service Management (2003) and PhD in Public Policy (2006)

Description
"It has been a genuine pleasure to return to the campus - I keep strong, positive memories of the time I spent there as a student. It's great to see there has been investment in some of the facilities and those changes seems to be going in the right direction. I am thankful for the generosity of the audience who attended my talk and for their engagement."
Michael Uzoigwe, MSc and PhD in International Development

Michael Uzoigwe, MSc and PhD in International Development

Description
The exposure was great and the UK environment provided just the right amount of challenges. The facilities were outstanding, especially the library, and with students from almost every part of the world, IDD provided the best possible platform for my course of study.

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