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Career Paths for PIR Students 2018

This series of career events for final year students in PIR invites professionals from different fields to Edinburgh. Whether you already know what job you want after graduation, or you are still searching for a career path that fits you, the events give you the opportunity to talk to practitioners with a variety of different careers, most of which are alumni or studied in similar programmes. Use this chance to get to know people in an informal setting that work in your desired field. Interact, ask questions, and network. Snacks and refreshments will be provided!

Registration on Eventbrite is required to be guaranteed a spot.


Preliminary schedule for 2018:

October 11th: The Private Sector

4-6 pm, Chrystal Macmillan Building, Seminar Room 1

  • Apurv Gupta, UoE 2016, Management Consultant, Accenture
  • Eve Livingston, UoE 2014, Freelance journalist and copywriter
  • Sanah Saeed Zubairi, UoE 2014, Senior Research Manager, Mark Diffley Consultancy & Research
  • Natasha Turak, UoE 2013, Correspondent, CNBC

Registration: https://edin.ac/2oFaQhM


October 18th: Public Service and Politics

4-6 pm, Chrystal Macmillan Building, Seminar Room 1

  • Chloë Marvin, UoE 2017, Fast Streamer, Civil Service Fast Stream  
  • Paul McKay, UoE 2009, External Relations Manager, ScotRail Alliance
  • Shaliz Navab, UoE 2018, Communications Officer, NHS Lothian
  • Ben Warrington, UoE 2015, Policy Advisor, Scottish Government

Registration: https://edin.ac/2wLzOAq


October 25th: NGOs, Charities & Think Tanks

4-6 pm, Chrystal Macmillan Building, Seminar Room 1

  • Clara Buelhoff, Field Delegate - Equatoria, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • David Kelly, UoE 2016, Policy Analyst, Scottish Council for Development and Industry
  • Sarah Moffat, UoE 2014, Welfare & Equality Officer, Edinburgh University Students’ Association
  • Georgia Strachan, UoE 2015, Fundraising and Communications Manager, Turing Trust

Registration: https://edin.ac/2wNdjLj


November 1st: Postgraduate Studies

4-6 pm, Chrystal Macmillan Building, Seminar Room 1

  • TBC, MSc student
  • Cleo Davies, Ph.D. student in Politics
  • Lucy Abbott, Programme Director MSc International Relations of the Middle East
  • Ewan Stein, Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Advisor

Registration: https://edin.ac/2wKxNV4