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Careers Panel Event

The Department of International History and LSE Careers Service organised another Careers panel event for students on Tuesday 29th January 2014 at 6pm, in NAB.LG.01 (New Academic Building). Online booking is required – see below.

As before, the aim of this event was to give students insight and advice on getting into careers in sectors that typically attract History graduates. Naturally, there were different speakers this time. They talked about their careers to date, the roles they were currently in, plus tips for career success. There was a question and answer session after the panellists spoke.

The panel was composed of:


Journalism: Rosamund Urwin

Rosamund began writing for London's Evening Standard| in 2007, as a graduate trainee on the business pages. She continues to write on business but now has a regular column in the paper and also contributes features on a range of subjects. In 2009 she was selected as one of Red magazine's '20 Under 30' women to watch. She is an LSE alumnus with a Masters in Population and Development.


Charity and Development: David Russell

David is currently the director of the Survivors Fund – SURF| – a charity that works to support survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. He has worked in the communications sector and in charity consultancy, including setting up his own agency, The Social Enterprise. He has held a Reynolds Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship at New York University and is currently a Fellow of the Clore Social Leadership programme.


Government and Civil Service: Sophie Marment

Sophie graduated with a BA Honours in History from LSE in 2010. She subsequently gained a place on the Civil Service fast-track programme and now works at the UK government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport|.



Law: Hayley Ives

Hayley is a Graduate Officer at Clyde and Co LLP|, and will be accompanied by a current trainee who can share experiences and advice with students. Clyde and Co. is a global law firm with a pioneering heritage and a resolute focus on its core sectors of aviation, energy, infrastructure, insurance, marine, and trade. With over 1,400 lawyers operating from 30 offices and associated offices in six continents, the firm advises corporations, financial institutions, private individuals, and governments. The firm has an unrivalled reputation for its work in emerging markets, being the largest international firm in the Middle East and with a rapidly expanding network across Asia, Latin America and Africa.