Student profiles

With over 4,000 international students from more than 150 countries, the University of Birmingham has one of the largest international student communities in the UK, so whether you are a UK student or travelling to Birmingham from overseas, you will work alongside fellow students with differing perspectives.

Latest student profiles

Ioana Cerasella Chis, Policy Intern in the Corporate Resources department at Birmingham City Council (2013)

Ioana Cerasella Chis, Policy Intern in the Corporate Resources department at Birmingham City Council (2013)

Description
This summer I have been a Policy Intern in the Corporate Resources department at Birmingham City Council (BCC). As a Political Science and Sociology student, I have been interested in working in a Local Government institution. That was because I wanted to find out more about the possibilities and limitations of the public sector in collaborating with, and supporting community organisations. Given my current interests and knowledge generated from my two years of study at Birmingham I found that the internship met my expectations and provided valuable insights.
Katherine Nichol, Intern Birmingham City Council (2013)

Katherine Nichol, Intern Birmingham City Council (2013)

Description
During my four-week summer placement at Birmingham City Council, my role was based around shadowing the Director of Local Services.
Nipa Ghosh, Summer School in Prague on the subject of Crime, Law and Psychology, Prague, (July 2013)

Nipa Ghosh, Summer School in Prague on the subject of Crime, Law and Psychology, Prague, (July 2013)

Description
I recently took part in a Summer School in Prague on the subject of Crime, Law and Psychology. The location of Prague; a historic mediaeval city with a socialist past which had undergone a 'velvet revolution' for me proved an interesting polemic.
Eleanor Johnston, Internship at the Guide Consultancy (2013)

Eleanor Johnston, Internship at the Guide Consultancy (2013)

Description
This summer, having just finished my Second year in Political Science, I had the fantastic opportunity to intern at GUIDE, a public affairs/ Government relations company in London. I was lucky enough to arrange the internship having been mentored on the university's mentor scheme.
Video: Nino Kemoklidze, PhD CREES

Video: Nino Kemoklidze, PhD CREES

Description
Nino Kemoklidze describes her experience of studying a PhD at the Centre of Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham during a recent event.
Video: John Kennedy, PhD CREES

Video: John Kennedy, PhD CREES

Description
John Kennedy describes his experience of studying a PhD at the Centre of Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham during a recent event.
Video: Victoria Hudson, PhD CREES

Video: Victoria Hudson, PhD CREES

Description
Victoria Hudson describes her experience of studying a PhD at the Centre of Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham during a recent event.
Diverse and original PhD research showcased at fifth annual postgraduate colloquium

Diverse and original PhD research showcased at fifth annual postgraduate colloquium

Description
The fifth annual School of Government and Society postgraduate colloquium recently took place (Wednesday 13 March 2013), giving PhD researchers an opportunity to share their ideas with students and staff.
Sarah Dorr, CREES annual conference (June 2013)

Sarah Dorr, CREES annual conference (June 2013)

Description
All in all, the CREES 50th Anniversary Conference was an intellectual, social, and cultural experience. It is an event that I recommend all future "Creesniks" take advantage of, and one that I hope to partake of again, in upcoming years.

Jose Van Oosten, MSc International Development

Description
I chose to study at Birmingham because for me it offered a great balance between being at the heart of a dynamic city, having a really large campus, a really large university with lots of activities, the politics department which I'm involved in is in the top ten of the country and of course, Birmingham is in the top three of the British University sports rankings, which is a big seller for me.
Sam Mountney, Report on Westminster 2013

Sam Mountney, Report on Westminster 2013

Description
Sam Mountney, a 2nd year student in POLSIS shares his experiences from a recent visit to Westminster.
Ana Alecsandru, UNA Youth Conference - New Nuclear Realities (February 2013)

Ana Alecsandru, UNA Youth Conference - New Nuclear Realities (February 2013)

Description
Ana Alecsandru, an MA International Relations (Security) student in POLSIS recently took part in the UNA Youth Conference - New Nuclear Realities in February 2013.
Georgiana Chiriac, Harvard Model United Nations (2013)

Georgiana Chiriac, Harvard Model United Nations (2013)

Description
Georgiana Chiriac, an MSc International Development (Poverty, Inequality and Development) student in IDD reports on the activities undertaken as part of the delegation from the University of Birmingham to the Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN), Boston US, 2013.

Marianna Karakoulaki, POLSIS Student conference (June 2012)

Description
Conference organiser and MA Student Marianna Karakoulaki shares her experiences of the second POLSIS Student Conference "Cosmopolitan Dimensions".
A. Ahuja, ASAP (March 2013)

A. Ahuja, ASAP (March 2013)

Description
The ASAP event held on the 20th of March was attended by around 15 students, from varying departments such as those of Literature and Political Science. The two speakers addressing the event were Bijaylaxmi Nanda (University of Delhi, via Skype) and Xinran from Mother's Bridge of Love, London.
Arthur Botto, London International Model United Nations (LIMUN) 2013

Arthur Botto, London International Model United Nations (LIMUN) 2013

Description
Arthur Botto, 3rd year student in POLSIS took part in the London International Model United Nations (LIMUN) 2013.
Dobromir Uzunov, Hamburg MUN (December 2012)

Dobromir Uzunov, Hamburg MUN (December 2012)

Description
Dobromir Uzunov, an International Relations with Economics, 2nd year student in POLSIS writes about his experiences during the Hamburg MUN in December 2012.
Mathew Clarke, Hamburg MUN (December 2012)

Mathew Clarke, Hamburg MUN (December 2012)

Description
Mathew Clarke, an MA International Relations (International Political Economy) Student in POLSIS took part in the Hamburg MUN (December 2012).
James Bowker, WUDC Berlin 2013

James Bowker, WUDC Berlin 2013

Description
James Bowker, an International Relations BA 2nd year student took part in the 33rd World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) hosted by the Berlin Debating Union (BDU), Berlin, Germany 2013.
Felix Cairns, International Model NATO Conference 2013

Felix Cairns, International Model NATO Conference 2013

Description
Felix Cairns, an International Relations 3rd Year student in POLSIS recently took part in the Model NATO Conference 2013 in Washington, United States, alongside fellow Government and Society students.
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Joseph Bergson, Postgraduate Study trip to Delhi

"I found that in both class discussions and group work the level of knowledge from everyone on the course was very high and it felt really great to be among outspoken and clever people! The additional parts of the course also set it above others classes I have taken."

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