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Posted 23 March 2016

Welcome to the IDD E-newsletter March 2016

Welcome to the March 2016 edition of IDD's newsletter. We're now about half way into the academic year and the time is flying by! This newsletter shares news from IDD staff, student and alumni, so please do get in touch if there are items you'd like included – we produce these newsletters twice a year (March and October) and the Annual Report during the summer. We wish our ongoing students every success in their remaining module assignments and in undertaking their dissertations.

Posted 22 March 2016

Joshua Williams, Professional Development Module 2014/15

I got my placement via the bank of placements set up by the module's placement team. There was a wide variety to choose from but LUCIA instantly stood out to me because of the work that they do with NGO's.

Posted 22 March 2016

Kirna Kataria, 4th Year, BA International Relations with French (Year Abroad)

When I then saw that the POLSIS department had an exchange agreement with Sciences Po, I felt that we were presented with a great opportunity; not only did we have the option of going to France to improve our language skills, but Sciences Po is also a world-class institution for Political Science and International Relations. I was particularly interested in gaining a French perspective on International Relations, which is otherwise a very Anglo-Saxon discipline.

Posted 22 March 2016

Lilly Pye, Professional Development Module 2014/15

If I hadn't got the placement at The Children's Hospital then I wouldn't have been able to progress within my role now. The module has also helped me build my skills such as time management and commercial awareness, so skills not just limited to the charity sector but skills that all employers are looking for.

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Posted 01 February 2016

POLSIS MA Study tour visit Brussels, January 2016

Every year all MA students based within POLSIS have the opportunity to take part in an study trip to Brussels. The group, led by Lorenzo Cladi, Nino Kemoklidze and Chiara Morbi, visited the European Commission, the European Parliament, NATO and the Council of the European Union.

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