Pollyanna Jones - MRes International Relations (2009)

I embarked on an MRes in International Relations in 2008, after having my passion for European politics ignited through my undergraduate degree (Politics and Philosophy, 2005-2008) at Keele. The focus of my MRes was the production of my dissertation that examined the extent to which the 2009 European Parliament elections fit Reif and Schmitt’s second order national election model. This was aided through studying a variety of modules from comparative European studies, to quantitative research methods and theoretical International Relations modules. With the excellent support of my tutors, I graduated from the course in 2009 with a distinction.

Since completing my masters at Keele I have joined the NHS national graduate scheme. This is one of the top graduate schemes in the country and has consequently offered me a huge range of opportunities to use the skills I gained at Keele to see politics in action and make a real difference to people. Alongside this I still maintain an interest in European politics and what I studied at Keele, and hope that one day in the future I will have the time to return to further continue my studies.

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