Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Our students

Students come from across the UK, the EU and the world to study Politics and International Studies at Leeds.

Explore our student profiles to discover more about our present and former students and their experiences.

Student and Alumni Profiles

    Ida Charlotte Jakobsen

    Ida Charlotte Jakobsen

    MA Global Development and Africa | 2016 - 2017

    The University of Leeds is a great place for education, but it is also a place that allows students to push themselves and grow personally, as well as be career-oriented in their decisions. Read full profile…

    Rebecca Yates

    Rebecca Yates

    BA Politics and Parliamentary Studies | 2016 - 2020

    I feel very lucky to have got onto my course as it has given me so many opportunities: not only through a placement year, but guest speakers, parliament visits and even the opportunity to work at the recent lecture delivered by Harriet Harman MP Read full profile…

    James Jennion

    James Jennion

    MA International Relations | 2017 - 2018

    My experience of Leeds as an undergraduate was overwhelmingly positive – the campus is truly cosmopolitan and offers a huge variety of activities to build personal and professional skills. Read full profile…

    Jenna Stewardson

    Jenna Stewardson

    BA Politics and Parliamentary Studies | 2016 - 2020

    The support offered by staff in POLIS is second to none. Staff are always available to give students additional support if needed, often willing to go the extra mile. I have utilised staff’s academic support hours in almost every assessed piece of work that I have submitted, and really feel it makes a difference to my results to have guidance along the way. Read full profile…

    Luke Humphrey

    Luke Humphrey

    BA International Development | 2014 - 2017

    One of my highlights is working for the Centre for Global Development over the summer and getting to write for them, that was a really good opportunity that Leeds offered to me. Read full profile…

    Jian Fang Yang

    Jian Fang Yang

    MA Global Development and Education | 2017 - 2018

    The global development course at the University of Leeds is the best course I have studied so far, from which I have learned many things about the world, that I could have never experienced in China. Read full profile…

    Ummu Ulfah Hanifah

    Ummu Ulfah Hanifah

    MA Global Development and Education | September 2017 - September 2018

    I really enjoy learning at the University of Leeds. All the facilities are provided to help the students make the most of their time in Leeds. Read full profile…

    Asuka Kato

    Asuka Kato

    MA Development Studies | 2007 - 2008

    The diversity of teachers and course-mates experienced in various countries and fields absolutely influenced my career choice. Exchanging views and discussing many topics with them led my current career for ODA. Read full profile…

    David Johnson

    David Johnson

    BA International Development | 2014 - 2017

    I studied in Ghana during semester two of my second year – one of the options of the International Development semester abroad. This was an incredible time and I think an almost unique study abroad destination. I had the time to travel throughout Ghana and the surrounding region, with a field trip to Burkina Faso as part of one module. Read full profile…

    Benjamin Sanbrook-Davies

    Benjamin Sanbrook-Davies

    BA Politics and Economics | 2014 - 2017

    With the breadth of topics, comes a breadth of specialities and knowledge from the staff in POLIS. The range of lecturers with different specialities is quite impressive. Read full profile…

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