IDS Features

Includes features generated by IDS for this Network. This may include material generated with students and staff at the Institute, delivering individual insights and perspectives on issues at the heart of the IDS strategy, or reflecting on current key topics of study in the Masters programme. We encourage others to use the comments space to ask questions of fellows and students, and the Alumni team will facilitate a response.

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Yellow Monday

IDS Yellow Monday (YM) is a weekly internal newsletter for current IDS Staff and Students. YM includes news, member travel and new publications and IDS Alumni can get exclusive access here.

Posted on: 12 Mar 2018

Sosan Aziz is a Guest Speaker in celebration of Women's Day, Gulmit Gojal

Sosan Aziz (MAGen21) selected as finalist for Alumni Awards in Pakistan

MA Gender alumna Sosan Aziz (Begum) has been shortlisted for a prestigious British Council Alumni Award in Pakistan’s Social Impact Category.

Posted on: 9 Mar 2018

IDS Feb 2018

Number One in the World

For the second consecutive year the University of Sussex, including IDS is ranked first in the world for Development Studies

Posted on: 2 Mar 2018

Jakarta Discussion Jan 22nd 2018

Rural development in Indonesia: Towards accountable village governments.

“It is not the torch in Jakarta that would make Indonesia bright, but rather the candles throughout its villages.” Report from Indonesia Alumni Network round-table discussion.

Posted on: 29 Jan 2018

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On Babies and Bathwater: Decolonising International Development Studies

Given the decades old decolonial and post-development critiques that the international development project is a deeply colonial enterprise, how is International Development Studies is still a thing?

Posted on: 9 Jan 2018

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Can we Know Better by Robert Chambers: The Winners!

Winners of the competition to win a signed copy of Robert Chambers' new book!

Posted on: 20 Dec 2017

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Meet IDS Scholarship Students 2017/18

Meet this year's IDS Scholarship Students and find out how important the Scholarship Fund is to these outstanding new students.

Posted on: 27 Nov 2017

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The Role of Evidence in a Changing World

“And the truth shall set you free” (John 8:32), however, amid all the post-truth politics, fake news and alternative facts, what hope is there for evidence-based policies?

Posted on: 24 Nov 2017

Robert Chambers at the 2017 workshop for new students

Rigour for Complexity: Robert Chambers invites you to explore

An insight into Robert Chambers seminar on Rigour for Complexity (Oct 31st 2017)

Posted on: 24 Nov 2017

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Top IDS Alumni Network Posts from the previous 2 weeks

The most popular jobs, blogs, news and events from the Online Network from the last two weeks!

Posted on: 26 Oct 2017

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Alumni Benefits

IDS offers a number of key benefits to the postgraduate alumni network and the IDS Bulletin is Open Access and free to all.

Posted on: 16 Oct 2017

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IDS Alumni Newsletters

Missing your exclusive IDS Alumni E-Newsletter?

Posted on: 29 Sep 2017

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Sussex Development Lectures - Decolonising Development Autumn 2017

Lecture series hosted by IDS, UoS School of Global Studies, SPRU and Centre for International Education.

Posted on: 25 Sep 2017

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MA Students 2016/17 IDS e-mail for Life

Answering some Frequently Asked Questions on the email for life service from IDS

Posted on: 25 Sep 2017

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6-10 Nov: Spotlight on Gender Justice - a week celebrating 30 years of MA Gender & Development

We invite you to share your views, experience and knowledge

Posted on: 25 Sep 2017

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IDS Alumni & the IDS Annual Review 2017

The IDS Annual Review is out today!

Posted on: 19 Sep 2017

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New Learning Commons at IDS

Exciting new learning commons space creates a new IDS 'home' for MA students

Posted on: 13 Sep 2017

Early days of BLDS

BLDS on the move - where to find and access what you need

All you need to know to access the re-located BLDS Collections and stay up to date with IDS Publications

Posted on: 11 Sep 2017

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Alumni Advisory Committee Members

Who are the IDS Alumni Advisory Committee?

Posted on: 23 Aug 2017

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Free online course on Pathways to Sustainability

STEPS Centre online course is informed by a decade of the STEPS Centre’s work linking research and action on sustainability - why not take a look?

Posted on: 21 Jun 2017

Winter Graduation Jan 2016

A conversation with our anonymous scholarship donor

IDS has recently received a substantial boost to the scholarship fund from one of its postgraduate alums that allows us to offer up to 6 scholarships in the next few years.

Posted on: 12 May 2017

IDS Alumni Network Careers Event Poster March 2017

Watch a video of the IDS Student Careers Session 2017

We are pleased to share a short video from the IDS Alumni Network careers seminar in March 2017.

Posted on: 10 May 2017

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STEPS Centre E-book 'Agriculture and Food' FREE

The introduction by Ian Scoones in the FREE e-book 'Agriculture and Food: Pathways to Sustainability' explores how different pathways emerge in agriculture and how sustainability is generated.

Posted on: 7 Apr 2017

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A 'thank you' note from our first Alumni Scholar

I am optimistic that the knowledge and skills I have gained at the IDS will be beneficial in working for organisational benefits and to uplift the living standards of the people in future.

Posted on: 13 Mar 2017

Bolaji receiving his finalist certificate; British Council

Alumni Awards 2017 - Nigeria ceremony

Bolaji Abdullahi was selected as a finalist in Nigeria for the Social Impact Category

Posted on: 7 Mar 2017