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LIDC-SOAS Careers Networking Night: How to Get into International Development

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Interested in a career in international development? Want the opportunity to discuss careers advice with recent graduates working in development? Keen to get an understanding of the different routes into development work?

The London International Development Centre (LIDC)- SOAS Careers in International Development Networking Event is an opportunity for students to hear from development professionals about their experiences and to get a better idea of the options and career paths in the sector.

Our development professionals are on hand to answer questions such as

  • Where do I go from here?
  • How do I get a job in the field, in research, in anything?
  • How do I write a successful job application?
  • What skills do I need? Is a masters enough?
  • How did YOU get into development work?
  • How can I network effectively?

Taking place at SOAS University of London and organised by LIDC and SOAS, there will be an interactive panel discussion plus time for questions and mingling afterwards.

All students/ recent graduates at LIDC’s member institutions (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, SOAS, UCL Institute of Education, Birkbeck, Royal Veterinary College, Queen Mary University of London and City, University of London) and any current postgraduate students at UCL’s Development Planning Unit and Kings College Department of International Development are able to attend. Registration is required.


  • Oliver Trumble, Global Partnerships Manager (Civil Society & Academia), Plan International
  • Khadija Badri, Advocacy and Engagement Officer, European Network on Statelessness
  • Dr Naomi Bull, Research Fellow, Royal Veterinary College
  • Amrin Nahar, Program Associate, 3ie
  • Barry Smith, Principal Consultant: Governance, Voice & Accountability, Social Development Direct

Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS
Thornhaugh St, Russell Square
London,WC1H 0XGUnited Kingdom

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