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
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
How do you become a Politician’s assistant, what do they do and how much do they earn? There is no standard route to get into politics – it’s more about your work experience, attitude and understanding of the industry. The Prospects website is full of job profiles, which are a great way to find out … More How to become a Politician’s assistant
Afsana Salik, 3rd Year International Relations student ParliaMentors is a political leadership programme I’ve been on this year while studying at Queen Mary. I’m in a team of 5 Queen Mary students, all of us from different cultural and religious backgrounds. we’re supported to run our own social action project and we also get mentored … More Creating social change with ParliaMentors
Stuart Thomson, Head of Public Affairs at Bircham Dyson Bell, recently came to give a talk to students at Queen Mary. In this really helpful blog post he explains how he got to where he is today and what his tips are for students and graduates looking to make their career in public affairs: www.campaigneracademy.com/2015/11/17/the-public-affairs-career-challenge/.