School of Politics and International Relations

How do I become a journalist? A CEO? An MP

Wednesday 2nd February 2022 (11:00-17:30)
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To kick off the new semester, we have a specially organised careers event for students at the School of Politics and International Relations. 

Join our online panels to hear from former University of Nottingham students and some external speakers about their careers since leaving university. 

Figuring out what to do post-graduation can be daunting. This event is a brilliant chance to hear from people who only a few years ago were sitting in seminars and lectures but have since become civil servants, community organisers, CEOs , journalists… even an MP.    

The online panels are Wednesday 2 February and cover three different sectors. Please see below for details about themes, timing, and speakers.   

11am to 12.30pm  Panel 1: National and Local Government 
 Name Organisation Position
Thomas Lambert  Civil Service (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)      Private Secretary and Head of Office to the Minister of State for Housing    
Oniqa Siddiqa  Women in Prison  Partnership and Impact Lead (Civil Service Fast Stream)    
Daniel Kibble      Civil Service (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)      Team Leader for Policy and Multilateral Engagement    
Nadia Whittome      Labour Party  Member of Parliament for Nottingham East    
Rosey Donovan      Nottingham City Council  HR Manager
Gabby Mitchell (TBC)      Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)      Policy and Strategy Analyst    


2 to 3.30pm  Panel 2: Charity and third sector
 NameOrganisation  Position
 Ben Rosser  The Pythian Club      CEO/Founder
 Beth May Gosschalk  Charityworks  Project Coordinator (Trainee of Charityworks)    
 Pete Rogers  Nottingham Citizens  Community Organiser
 Cristian Alexandrescu       UoN Pro Bono Society  President
 Kellie Coyle  Action Tutoring  Partnerships Coordinator (Universities)    


4 to 5.30pm  Panel 3: Corporate and commercial sector
Name Organisation  Position
 Sofiya Ben  United Nations (UNHCR Refugee Agency)      Graduate Consultant
 Ollie Samuels  BBC  Journalist
 Francis Lee-Saunders  Dragonfly Intelligence  Associate
 Lizzie (Elizabeth) Elkin  Milk and Honey PR  Senior Client Executive
 Sarah Hayford  THe Land Collective CIC  CEO/ Founder


For links to the panels, please register.

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