skip to primary navigationskip to content

POLIS MPhil Careers Day - 15 January 2018

last modified Jan 12, 2018 02:10 PM

On Monday 15 January, the department will be hosting its second MPhil Careers Day. All MPhils of the Department of Politics and International Studies are invited and encouraged to attend.

The Careers Day covers sectors you expressed an interest in. From 11am to 4pm you will have the chance to learn more about how to enter the fields of Media and Journalism, Law, the Civil Service, Research and Consultancy, and the Development and Human Rights sector. If you are thinking about further study, you can learn more about that, too. Over the course of the day, alumni will be talking to you about how their studies were useful to their careers and how they got to where they are. All panels will be moderated so many thanks to Professor John Naughton, Dr Sophie Roborgh, Dr Solava Ibrahim, Dr Joanna Page, Dr Pieter van Houten and Dr Iza Hussin for participating.


Confirmed speakers:

  • Dame Barbara Stocking, President of Murray Edwards, former chief executive of Oxfam GB
  • Sebastian Manhart, Chief Operating Officer of Simprints
  • Thomas Burge, Deputy Head of the Russia Team at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Sophie Wilson, Research Manager in the Social Research Institute at Ipsos MORI
  • Chris Thoung, Public Policy Researcher at Cambridge Econometrics
  • Poppy Latham,  Associate at Allen and Overy LLP
  • Sara Aslam, Trainee Solicitor at Simmons & Simmons
  • Rose Stokes, Programme Editor for The Economist Events
  • Catherine Carr, Journalist and Producer of Talking Politics
  • Alice Musabende, Gates Scholar and PhD Candidate in Politics and International Studies
  • Dr Patrick Clibbens, Teaching Associate in South Asian Studies
  • Matthew Mahmoudi, PhD Candidate in Development Studies


 Where? When? What?

Time SG1 SG2


13-14pm LUNCH
15-16pm LAW


There are many careers events in Cambridge but this one is specifically set up for MPhil students at POLIS and covers the sectors you are interested in.

And if you need any more persuading, lunch will be provided. See you on Monday 15 January!