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“Working in Development’’ is a series of talks organised by the PIN Students Leeds network. Nataliya Mykhalchenko blogs about the first talk in the series. Dr. Jörg Wiegratz and Priscilla-Isaac Israel on their work in Uganda What motivates people to pursue a career in international development? What is it like...

Blog post by Hannah Leach Ebola Conference: MSF, Development & Global Health, March 2015 In the wake of the recent Ebola epidemic, an interdisciplinary group of students, academics and development professionals came together at the University of Leeds to promote debate and tackle questions of stigmatisation, at almost a year...

The problem with Voluntourism by Katie Lawrence In October myself and two other POLIS students attended a conference to help us answer some questions about the so-called volunteering that many British students travel overseas to part take in. I had so many questions; questions that I felt needed exploring. I...

Blog post by Michaelie Coughlan A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate to attend a conference on the ethics of international volunteering. This is something quite close to my heart because, since I can remember, I have always strived towards a career in the humanitarian sector and, having quite...

Blog post by Lara Peterson I applied to attend the Tourism Concern International Volunteering Conference in London for one main reason – the concept of ‘voluntourism’ and unethical volunteering placements abroad had been playing on my mind for almost a year. I took a gap year after Sixth Form and...

This Blog presents recommendations from the recent RidNet conference at University of Leeds, and was first featured on the LSEs Impact of Social Science Blog http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2015/03/02/building-bridges-in-development-five-recommendations-to-connect-the-islands-of-research-policy-and-practice/ Elizabeth Harrison, Eleanor Jew, Thomas Smith, Iqbal Ahmed and Sarah Peck present the recommendations from a recent conference for early-career researchers on bridging the gap...

Blog post by Shani Page-Muir The Ebola Crisis Teach-In provided students of Politics and related disciplines with a nuanced perspective into the Ebola situation, delivered by a number of academics from across the university. Dr James Worrall, Lecturer in International Relations illustrated how Ebola isn’t novel but has been on...