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Politics and International Relations (PIR): People


Alyssa Newman

Alyssa Newman
Alyssa Newman
Master of Public Policy Programme Class of 2013

“The Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree at the University of Edinburgh provided me with the necessary policy, research, theory, and practical skills to advance my career and achieve my professional goals. Diverse teaching methods, including lectures from core teaching staff who are experts in their field, class discussions, group work, and guest lectures delivered by established policymakers, provided me with an exceptional student experience. My Capstone Project, at the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), provided me with invaluable industry experience and an opportunity to create a policy oriented analytical paper. Upon completion of the MPP, I was hired by the University of Edinburgh as an Admissions Project Officer and now I am employed as a Funding Policy Officer at the Scottish Funding Council (SFC). Before starting my degree, I felt that my career had hit a roadblock. I was bored and not in a place to progress. Now I feel that the sky is the limit. I constantly feel challenged and professionally gratified.”