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:

Aris Yunandar, The 6th Prague Conference on Southeast Asia Studies

With the funding from the POLSIS Student Enhancement funds, Aris Yunandar have traveled to Prague to present his paper in a forum full of scholars in Southeast Asia Studies.

Catalina Lopez Curevas, London International MUN 2016

The London International MUN HS took place this weekend where 100 high school students engaged in a simulation of the different committees at the UN. Through the different sessions they were able to come up with high-quality resolutions portraying their commitment and developing their diplomatic skills.

Bruno T. Luciano, The value and functions of parliaments in regional organisations (2016)

Thanks to funds from the School of Government's Student Enhancement Fund I was able to participate in an Executive Training Seminar on parliaments in regional organisations at the European University Institute in Florence.

Esther Naylor, 4th Year, International Relations with French (Year Abroad)

I chose to do French alongside International Relations because i wanted to keep up my language skills and one of the main reasons to do a language is doing the year abroad because it's such a unique experience; seeing a different country through the eyes of a student.

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.

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.

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