Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Calling former students!

Would you like to contribute to our 'Life after Leeds' seminars? We are organising a series where former students talk about their POLIS experiences, what they have achieved since graduation, and how their degree has helped them. If you want to join in, please email the Polis Alumni desk.

POLIS alumnus interview on Radio 4 podcast

Lord Hunt of King’s Heath, Junior Minister in the Ministry of Justice (BA Political Studies, 1970) featured on Clive Anderson's 'Unreliable Evidence', Wednesday 5th December, discussing the legal aid budget alongside fellow Leeds graduate Des Hudson, Chief Executive of the Law Society. The interview is available to download as a podcast.

After Graduation

As a graduate of POLIS, you will be one of over 136,000 members of a worldwide alumni community.

As one of our alumni, you can stay up to date with news and events through the web community Leeds Alumni Online and Leeds, the twice-yearly magazine.

Through Leeds Alumni Online, you can keep in touch with, or search for, old friends, and find out about alumni groups and activities. You can also benefit from the alumni careers mentoring network, and a range of other services on offer.

At POLIS, we always eager to receive updates from our graduates. So to keep in touch, email our alumni desk with your personal email address, and let us know your news, your achievements, your career developments or details of any reunions. Don't forget to include your name, your degree scheme and the dates you studied at Leeds, and please notify us about any change of address.

Careers

A degree from the School of Politics and International Studies opens up a great variety of career paths. Graduates have an excellent chance to find employment with major companies in the United Kingdom across the whole spectrum of business and industry.

More specialised career choices for our graduates include politics, journalism, teaching, working with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the civil service, employment at the European Commission and higher education.

POLIS benefits from having its own dedicated careers consultant who runs a weekly drop-in session for POLIS students where they can find help with planning what to do after university, helping with CV's and job applications, finding work and work placements and much more.

For further support with careers advice, visit the University Careers Centre.

Leeds Alumni Network

The Leeds Network is our online service which allows current Leeds students, and those who have been graduates for 5 years or less, to view career profiles of hundreds of fellow Leeds graduates to see how they got where they are today. Whether you want to see where other people who studied in the School of Politics and International Studies are now, or look for someone with your dream job, it can be a great insight into careers. You can also contact them if you have a question about their career or just need some advice. It could be anything from “what should I wear to my first interview?” to “how can I get into your line of work?”

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