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Life at IDS 2021

Here you will find the presentation slides from the event, with all the links and speaker details
30 Sep 2021
Written by Molly Swift
Image: i-stock
Image: i-stock

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Life At IDS event on Wednesday 29 September.

Below you will find the list of speakers, topics and key links. Click here to download the whole presentation including all the links (plus those shared or asked for in the chat during the event). Click here to download the recording of the event.

The speakers at 2021 Life At IDS event:
Michelle Cruickshank, IDS Alumni Relations Officer. Host and spoke of Mentoring and Blog Ideas.

Alumni Mentoring Workshop 7 October

Mentoring & Advice Search

Perspectives, Provocations & Initiatives Blog


Mick Moore (PhD/DPhil Development Studies 1974-1980) and IDS Researcher IDS Walks.


Joshua Okoduwa (MA Poverty and Development 2019-2020) Careers with Alumni.

IDS Alumni Network online mentoring and advice

IDS Alumni Network online mentoring and advice how to guide

Employability skills by IDS, UoS and IDS Alumni (Link to document of employability skills)

University of Sussex Careers & Employability Resources


Anahita Ahmed (MA Gender and Development 2020-2021) and Rocio Ortiz Gonzalez (MA Globalisation and Development 2019-2021) Networking. 

The alumni office will send an email to all students asking for volunteers when we start planning (


Aparna Reddy (MA Development Studies 2020-2021), Shiqing Gong (MA Development Studies 2020-2021) and Eesha Kapoor (MA Development Studies 2020-2021) IDS Panto.

Look out for an email from Melissa Leach towards the end of Oct/ start of Nov if you wish to get involved. 


Alistair Scott, Knowledge Officer, IDS Band.


Shreyan Acharya (MA Development Studies 2020-2021), Aparna Reddy (MA Development Studies 2020-2021), Vanessa Dubisson (MA Development Studies 2020-2021), Taylor Rogers (MA Development Studies 2020-2021), Eesha Kapoor (MA Development Studies 2020-2021), and Shiqing Gong (MA Development Studies 2020-2021) Education Hub.

Whatsapp -

Instagram - 

Teams -

Alumni Network -  

There are a number of clusters at IDS that you can get involved with here: however there isn't one for education which is why we've started the hub. 


Alex Shankland, IDS Research Fellow - Power & Popular Politics Cluster (MPhil Development Studies 1996-1998) IDS/Sussex Brazil Group.


Matthew Moors, IDS Student Representative 2020-2021, Postgraduate Taught Officer 2020-2021 (MA Power Participation and Social Change 2019-2021) Student Representative.

Visit if you wish to sign up for student rep, union concillor, or PG part-time officer. 

Click here to download the whole presentation

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