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

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)

Description
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.

Video: Anna Townsend, MSc Poverty, Inequality and Development by distance learning (2012)

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Anna Townsend 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: Maria Anna Belka, MSc Development Management (Public Economic management and Finance (2012)

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

Video: Ingrid Doude van Troostwijk, MA Politics and Religion (2012)

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Ingrid Doude van Troostwijk describes her experience of studying an MA in Politics and Religion at the Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham during her recent graduation.

Kamna Patel, International Development (PhD)

Description
I've gained two really important things directly related to my current career from my studies at Birmingham. The first is a thorough knowledge of the research process and approaches to research. The second is the exposure to teaching masters students I gained by acting as a PGTA and as a tutor on IDD's distance learning programme. Without this combination of teaching experience and a solid grounding in research, I would not have been prepared for the challenges in my new role.

Video: Christophe Laarman, MSc Contemporary Russian and East European Studies (2011)

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Christophe Laarman describes his experience of studying an MSc in Contemporary Russian and East European Studies at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham during his recent graduation.

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