Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Avnish Raichura

BA International Relations | 2006 - 2009

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Avnish is a 2nd year BA International Relations student and is also Chair of the United Nations Association (UNA) 

What made you decide to do BA International Relations?

My previous Model United Nations Society Experience in Kenya.

What do you think of your course so far? How has it matched your expectations?

I love it! Absolutely love it so far. It's exceeded all my expectations.

What have you enjoyed most about the course so far?

In terms of academics, it's got to be the content that we cover. It's broad but it's all interesting. That's the academic side of it. In a wider sense, the diverse range of people in your seminars means you have different perspectives on all issues.

What would you say to anyone thinking of applying to your course?

Do it!

Tell us about your favourite lecturer.

Dr David Hall-Matthews teaches my Government and Politics of India module. He has the ability to explain the most complicated issues in the simplest way.

How did you first get involved in the United Nations Association?

In my first year, I ran for the post of talks and debates officer, and I enjoyed working for one of the most active student societies on campus.

Now that you are Chair, what's your vision for the UNA?

I want as much membership input as possible, in all aspects of the society's work from its education programme to its model united nations conferences. It's also important to collaborate with other societies that work in line with UN principles but focus on one particular cause to highlight their message and to re-iterate the UNA's passion for world affairs.

Is there anything you would change about POLIS?

The building. Its horrible!

What do you plan to do when you graduate?

Work for the Indian Ministry of External Affairs. 

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