Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Sophie Carter

BA International Relations | 2005 - 2008

Can you tell us a bit about yourself, your background etc?
I'm from Rural Lincolnshire, so the choice of Leeds was to try and experience 'City Life'.

What made you want to apply to your course and to POLIS?
Due to my agricultural background, global food issues were relevant, but from further reading I discovered there were much more exciting international topics than farming!

What do you think of your course? 
I thoroughly enjoyed the course, it exceeded all my expectations.

What have you enjoyed most about the course?
The extensive choice of modules definitely prevents boredom and grants a broad knowledge base…or so I'd like to think.

What would you say about the facilities in the School and at the University in general?
Do the cakes and drinks on results day count as 'Facilities'? I really enjoyed the University's campus structure which generates a good student atmosphere.

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

Tell us about your favourite lecturer.
Hugo Radice took my first ever lecture, I don't know whether it was the beard or the subject but created an impetus to learn more.

What do you hope to be doing now you are graduating?
Making money…or if not trying get better acquainted with the 'international issues'. I have studied but taking some time out to travel.

Is there anything you would change about POLIS?
Not so many stairs to climb to reach the POLIS office.

Is there any advice you would like to share with your future POLIS students?
Use your tutors and lecturers for one to one guidance – they are really helpful.

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