Alumni Q&A: Niva

Back in 2017 we caught up with law graduate Niva about her role in the Civil Service. Now, a few years on, we find out more about what she is up to and her experience of diversity in the Civil Service … What are you currently working on? I’m currently working on a review of … More Alumni Q&A: Niva

Working in Policy

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

Student story: My experience as a Parliamentor

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

Graduate story: from QMUL to the Civil Service

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

Careers outside of academia for humanities and social science researchers: government and parliament

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