After graduation: careers and employability

SPGS graduates follow a wide range of careers, including climbing to the highest reaches of their chosen professions, or they go on to further study.

SPGS alumni often come back to Keele to speak to our current students and also feature in our Spotlight on International Relations and Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture series: take a look at the Our events page for more information on any upcoming talks.

See below for some examples of what our students did next.

 

Jonty Bloom

Jonty Bloom

BBC Journalist (International Relations 1985)

"One of the friendliest and most challenging courses that will be of use to you for years to come."

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Peter Kail

Peter Kail

Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Oxford (Philosophy and Classics 1993)

"I found Keele to be both a wonderfully relaxed place and incredibly stimulating. It was a truly life changing experience."

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Paul Clark

Paul Clark

Member of Parliament 1997-2010 (Politics and Economics 1980)

"The degree course was fantastic. Keele provides you with great opportunities educationally, but also to develop in so many ways."

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Michael Mansfield QC

Michael Mansfield QC

Queen's Counsel (studied Philosophy 1967)

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Sir Richard Mottram

Sir Richard Mottram

Chairman or board member of a number of private and public sector organisations. (International Relations 1968)

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Marina Lewycka (Philosophy 1968)

Marina Lewycka (Philosophy 1968)

Novelist (Philosophy 1968)

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Oliver Williams

Oliver Williams

Programme Manager (Breakthru) at Premiership Rugby (Criminology and International Relations 2008)

"My experience of the course at Keele was very positive: I was exposed to a lot of different viewpoints, theories and experiences."

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Razvan Sandru

Razvan Sandru

Adviser with Energising Development, Rwanda (Applied Environmental Science and International Relations 2010)

"I really enjoyed my undergraduate courses: lecturers adapted the courses to recent events and covered interesting topics with visiting experts."

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Victoria Bell

Victoria Bell

Senior Service Improvement Manager, NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (International Relations and History 2010)

"I chose Keele because I loved the campus and it offered all students the opportunity to study abroad."

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Dr. Farah Faisal

Dr. Farah Faisal

Her Excellency Dr. Farah Faisal (International Relations 1989)

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Sir Nick Partridge

Sir Nick Partridge

Chief Executive of The Terrence Higgins Trust, the HIV and AIDS charity. (International Relations 1978)

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Clarence Bongkos Malakun

Clarence Bongkos Malakun

Datuk Seri Panglima (International Relations 1977)

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