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: 10 Dec 2018

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IDS Alumni Ambassadors

IDS Alumni Ambassadors work closely with IDS to improve alumni services, organise events and reunions as well as provide important networking opportunities.

Posted on: 3 Dec 2018

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New Resources Area Now Available!

Check out the new Resources area of the website and share your own useful publications, websites, tools, blogs, podcasts etc.

Posted on: 4 Oct 2018

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IDS Alumni Newsletters

Missing your exclusive IDS Alumni E-Newsletter?

Posted on: 1 Oct 2018

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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: 28 Sep 2018

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Writing academic articles for international journals (in Portugese)

Workshop Redação de Artigos (Article Writing Workshop) live streamed from ENAP in August (Portuguese).

Posted on: 11 Sep 2018

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Ideas From IDS: Graduate Papers from 2016/17

We are pleased to present this first edition of published term papers authored by IDS graduates (2016/17) from across our suite of master’s degrees.

Posted on: 31 Jul 2018

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Conditional Cash Transfer Comes to Nigeria

Titilayo Soremi (MSCCCD04) tells us how CCT is coming to Nigeria, not as a codified policy or policy instrument, but as an idea, an idea that docked in sub-Sahara Africa, and now makes sway to spread.

Posted on: 31 Jul 2018

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IDS Student Career Session - Research

IDS Alumni share personal advice and guidance on careers post-IDS with students

Posted on: 19 Jul 2018

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IDS Student Career Session - Government/Public Sector

IDS Alumni share personal advice and guidance on careers post-IDS with students

Posted on: 19 Jul 2018

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IDS Student Career Session - Business Oriented

IDS Alumni share personal advice and guidance on careers post-IDS with students

Posted on: 19 Jul 2018

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Alumni Advisory Committee Members

Who are the IDS Alumni Advisory Committee?

Posted on: 12 Jul 2018

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IDS Student Career Session - Multilaterals

Watch the video of IDS Alumni talking to IDS students about their experience in multi-lateral organisations.

Posted on: 10 Jul 2018

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What's my course code?

Ever wondered what your course code is, or what they mean?

Posted on: 21 Jun 2018

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University of Sussex Careers Resource

As a former IDS student, you are also an alum of the University of Sussex, and all the benefits of being a Sussex Alum are open to you.

Posted on: 20 Jun 2018

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Changes to MA Gender and Development

With effect from September 2018 IDS & UoS have made some changes to the MA Gender & Development degree

Posted on: 1 Jun 2018

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Top Ten Tips For Success in Development Job Interviews

IDS Alumni shared with us their top tips for success at DFID job interviews, many of which are applicable to other development interviews.

Posted on: 25 May 2018

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Food Systems Transformations: Putting Small-Scale Farmers at the Centre

IDS seminar from alums Santiago Ripoll and Elise Wach on recent research on food systems with small farmers in Nicaragua, Senegal and UK

Posted on: 30 Apr 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

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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