Dan Fadoju, Geography graduate 2018 I took part in the QInsight: Civil Service Fast Stream pilot scheme last autumn and it was certainly one of the best opportunities I had whilst studying at QMUL. The scheme involved three sessions run at the university by the Civil Service Fast Stream during university hours. These were led … More Student story: Dan’s QInsight experience
Are you interested in a career with the Civil Service, but daunted by the application process? Or perhaps you’ve thought about a Civil Service career but just aren’t sure if it’s the right path for you? Or maybe you are interested in lots of big graduate schemes but are confused about how to approach their recruitment process? … More QInsight: Have you considered a career in the Civil Service?
You have to admit that it’s nicely vague. So what exactly does it involve? If one had to define “working in policy”, it would be as a fusion of research, consulting and advice, often morphing into something dangerously adjacent to PR. Policy advisers provide the foundations and structure for decisions that are high- level and … More Working in Policy
Kate Reynolds, 3rd Year History student This year I am taking part in the Three Faiths Forum’s Parliamentors scheme, which is a UN award-winning leadership programme. As a Parliamentor I work with a team of 5 students from Queen Mary who all have different faith and cultural backgrounds. We are working on a social action … More Student story: My experience as a Parliamentor
Niva Thiruchelvam, Law graduate Niva Thiruchelvam (NT), graduated from QMUL with a law degree in 2003 and began her career with the Civil Service Fast Stream in 2007. Since then she’s had a variety of interesting and exciting jobs, from running Oliver Letwin’s office in the Cabinet Office to negotiating EU-level changes to Free Movement … More Graduate story: from QMUL to the Civil Service
Are you a social sciences or humanities postgraduate interested in pursuing a research career, but not sure if academia is the right path right for you? Read on to find out more about other opportunities for using your research skills… A large number of humanities and social science Masters and PhD students go on to … More Careers outside of academia for humanities and social science researchers: government and parliament
“Every job in Government & Politics needs work experience and I can’t even get that – despite offering to work for free. What can I do?“ … More So you want to work in politics