What do you do with a POLIR degree anyway?

Many students have passed through Kent but what are they up to now? In the After Kent series, we spoke to Kent Politics alumni who reminisced about their days at Kent and all the fascinating things they’ve been involved in. From working at Serco, volunteering in Malawi to positions in local government, our graduates have gone on to do amazing things!

‘We know that as you leave us at Kent each and every one of you will ‘write the future’ in so many different ways and have an impact for the good on the world around you. And that after three years with us, you have gained the knowledge, understanding and skills to help you in this. We know you will go on to do great things!’ – Nadine Ansorg, Head of School.
Our alumni continue to ‘write the future’ and do great things with the knowledge and skills they learned while at Kent. We love keeping up with what you do after you’ve left us. Thank you to everyone who shared what they were up to and took a trip down memory lane! You can read all submissions here!
  • Grace Couch, 2017-2020, Climate and Ecological Emergency Project Officer’ for Swale Borough Council
  • Ceri Johnson, 2017-2020, working at the Office for National Statistics
  • Lisa Vandenberghe, 2019-2020, Masters at Sciences Po Lille and EDHEC Business School
  • Callum MacLean, 2014-2018, Africa Department Officer at Conciliation Resources
  • Kinnari Doke, 2013-2016, PhD. Security Studies student at the University of Central Florida
  • Tom Spare, 2010-2013, Executive Officer at Cardiff University
  • Georgina Edwards, 2017-2020, Internal Volunteer for Changing Stars Malawi and Head of Communications and Volunteer Coordinator for the Malama Feeding Trust
  • Margaux Cabanel, 2016-2019, Masters in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Geneva
  • Valeria Minisini, 2014-2019, Research, Advisory and Policy Assistant at Conciliation Resources
  • Rosie Hall, 2017-2020, Secondary School Teacher in Southampton
  • Emma Panteli, 2012-2015, Defence Engagement Lead at Serco
  • Simeon Onaji, 2015-2018, Deputy Program Manager at Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

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