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LIDC Careers Networking Event: Different Routes into Development Work

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 18:15 to 19:45
Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London

Interested in a career in international development? Want the opportunity to discuss careers advice with recent graduates working in development? Want an understanding of the different routes into development work?

The LIDC Careers in International Development Networking Event is an opportunity for students to hear from development professionals about their experiences and to get a better idea of the options and career paths in international development. 

This event has a peer-to-peer feel with all speakers having graduated within the last few years and will focus on different routes into development work from moving abroad and graduate training schemes, to setting up a social enterprise.

All of our development professionals graduated within the last 6 years and are on hand to answer questions such as:

  • Where do I go from here?
  • How do I get a job in the field, in research, in anything?
  • What skills do I need? Is a masters enough?
  • How did YOU get into development work?

The event is also a chance to find out more about the LIDC internship opportunity from LIDC Communications Officer Anjuli Borgonha and to speak with the Queen Mary University of London Careers Service team members.

Taking place at Queen Mary University of London and organised by LIDC, there will be an hour of flash talks plus time for questions and mingling afterwards.

All students/ recent graduates at our member colleges (SOAS, LSHTM, Birkbeck, UCL Institute of Education, Royal Veterinary College, Queen Mary University of London and City, University of London) are able to attend and any current postgraduate students at UCL’s Development Planning Unit and Kings College Department of International Development.

There is very limited space for this event and registration is required. Register here.


Each speaker has been selected as they took a different route into development work.

Anjuli Borgonha: Communications Officer at London International Development Centre (Moved overseas and volunteered)

Bradley Heslop: Co-founder & Director at WSV (Trade not Aid- set up a social enterprise)

Sarah Marks: Digital Health Strategies Specialist at Malaria Consortium (DFID Graduate scheme)

Oli Bowler: Consultant at The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (Career Change)

Emma Cowan: Girls Education Challenge Fund (Sierra Leone), Programme Manager at Plan UK (Moved overseas)