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

Video: Sarah Jeffries, Public Management MSc (2013)

Video: Sarah Jeffries, Public Management MSc (2013)

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

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

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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)

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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)

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"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

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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.
Oluwapelumi Okuyemi, International Development (Conflict, Security and Development)

Oluwapelumi Okuyemi, International Development (Conflict, Security and Development)

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Having done my research on the course I wanted to study for my post-graduate degree, I was immediately drawn to the University of Birmingham whose international development department is one of the best practise centres for politics and international development in the United Kingdom. I also practically fell in love with the module structure as it fitted in perfectly with how I had envisioned the programme.
Sean Finch, BA International Relations with Political Science (2012)

Sean Finch, BA International Relations with Political Science (2012)

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I would advise those looking to study in POLSIS to make the most of the broadness of the subject as it gives you so many options and avenues to pursue your interests. Make the most of the specialisms of staff members and don't be apprehensive about asking them for help. The department is really supportive and can help you achieve your degree goal.
Riona Mulherin, BA International Relations with Political Science (2012)

Riona Mulherin, BA International Relations with Political Science (2012)

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Studying International Relations with Political Science gives a brilliant insight into how the world works; it shows you how politics, history, geography, economics, ethics and law are all interconnected at an international level, and the course allows you to look in close detail at all of these topics. I personally really enjoyed modules relating to economics and international development, and the great thing about this course is that you are encouraged to follow these interests.
Nancy Gray, BA Political Science (2012)

Nancy Gray, BA Political Science (2012)

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To those looking to study Political Science, I would definitely recommend attending all the different career events held by both the department and the Politics Society; they are worth heading along to. Also, read the emails circulated, it is how I found this internship!

Video: Pyone Kyaw, MSc International Development Department (2012)

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Pyone Kyaw describes her experience of studying an MSc in International Development at the International Development Department, University of Birmingham during her recent graduation.

Video: Anthony Gething, MSc Public Administration and Development by distance learning (2012)

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Anthony Gething 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.

Video: Erik Fredrikson, MA International Relations (Terrorism and Political Violence) (2012)

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Erik Fredrikson describes his experience of studying an MA International Relations (Terrorism and Political Violence) at the Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham during his recent graduation.

Video: Chris Woods, Msc Development Management (2012)

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Chris Woods describes her experience of studying an MSc in Development Management at the International Development Department, University of Birmingham during her recent graduation.

Video: Leisl Algeo, MSc Poverty, Inequality and Development by distance learning (2012)

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Leisl Algeo describes her experience of studying an MSc Poverty, Inequality and Development by distance learning at the International Development Department, University of Birmingham during her recent graduation.

Video: Andrew Reid, MA Social and Political Theory (2012)

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Andrew Reid describes his experience of studying an MA Social and political Theory at the Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham during his recent graduation.

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