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In-person student event: Careers in international development

02/08/2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Are you a final year undergraduate or a postgraduate student approaching the end of your studies and wondering what lies ahead? If so, please join us for an informative session highlighting all you need to know about a career in development. Hear first-hand accounts from our exciting guest speakers who will share their own experiences in searching for internships, jobs and PhD opportunities upon graduating and the interesting work they are doing now. Not only will this event demonstrate some of the opportunities out there within the development sector, but it will also prepare you for the application process and aims to maximise your chances of success in securing a job within the sector.

This event is free and open to all LDC members who are students or recent graduates, but you must sign up to attend.


Frances Leach is an International Development strategic communications specialist, having worked for the UK Labour Party, INGO CAFOD and Global Justice Now. She has represented the United Nations as a delegate with UN Women UK, sits on the Human Rights Watch Next-Gen Committee and is a guest lecturer on Fashion and the Circular Economy for the Birmingham Enterprise Community. She has written on human rights and development for outlets such as Euronews, The Times and Vogue. Leach is also a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and sits on the Communications steering group for Bond, the international development network. Frances has a BA in International Politics and is currently studying part time for an MSc in International Development at Birkbeck


Lynsey Robinson is a PhD candidate in the Department of Education, Practice and Society at the IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society where she is researching the effects of private sector engagement on inequalities in the Nigerian education system. She holds an MSc in Research for International Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and an MA in Education, Gender and International Development from UCL. Previously she worked on the Equalities in Public Private Partnerships (EQUIPPPS) network.


This event will be chaired by Gunn Benjaminsen, LIDC’s communications manager. She joined LIDC from the United Nations, where she worked for a total of four years in Haiti and Myanmar. Gunn also has worked with European affairs in Brussels and occasionally does election observation missions for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the EU.


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