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Nicola Blasetti Italian Flag

Politics, International Studies and Global Sustainable Development Alumnus

GSD in three words: Practical, Diverse, Dynamic

Advice for a prospective student: Don’t decline the offer to take up opportunities! It helps you understand yourself. Try anything and everything! Take the chance to meet international students and expand your horizons.

Student Societies: I am currently President of the Global Sustainable Development Society. We want to promote sustainable development topics and debates amongst the student community, and we've been arranging talks from departmental tutors and guest speakers. I also reached the finals of BandSoc's annual Battle of the Bands!

Dee Yon Chng Malaysian Flag

Politics, International Studies and Global Sustainable Development Alumna

GSD in three words: Challenging, Unexpected, Purposeful

Advice for a prospective student: Choose an undergraduate degree that genuinely interests you and you're inspired by. Research the modules offered. Do the teaching methods suit you? And don’t discount doing a joint honours course - don’t box yourself up!

Student Societies: I am a part of Warwick Poles and Aerial Arts, one of campus' biggest societies. We were voted Voted Most Inclusive Society in 2015/16, and its a great starting point as a new undergraduate for making friends. If you want a family feel to student society, pole is definitely a great place to start.

David McGill British Flag Chinese flag

Economic Studies and Global Sustainable Development Alumnus

GSD in three words: Interdisciplinary, Critical, Impactful

Advice for a prospective student: University is a dynamic experience. It rips open your world view, and Warwick is a truly international place. It is also a rollercoaster of emotions and it will certainly test your character. What matters most importantly is not the experiences you may encounter, but how you interpret and react to those experiences for the betterment of yourself. Make the most of your opportunities, and always trust the process!

Student Societies: I joined Warwick Thai Boxing during my second year, and I'll be continuing on into my final year. Its one of the most engaged and active societies on campus. Fitness and exercise are essential for your physical and mental wellbeing, which is important in a university environment.

Amicie Favre French flag

Politics, International Studies and Global Sustainable Development Alumna

GSD in three words: Holistic, Creative, Passion

Advice for a prospective student: Be creative, be curious, don’t be scared of starting new things. Don’t wait for opportunities to come to you, create them for yourself instead. Be involved with what is happening around you.

Student Societies: Climate Reality has been a major part of my time at Warwick. I've been Head of Campaigns and I'm now taking on the role of Head of Marketing. We are a new society with new initiatives and bold ideas to create a more sustainable campus. Our focus is on helping students understand the importance of their choices and effect on environment and sustainability. I've also been involved with Rawkus (food waste society) Women for Women International Warwick; Warwick Handball, and the Student Food Co-op.

GSD bloggers

Joe Gosney,
current blogger

"Hey there! My name is Joe and I am a third year Global Sustainable Development student here at Warwick. I can't wait to tell you all about how fantastic the Global Sustainable Development degree course is and what life at Warwick is like. Please take a look at my blog to find out all about societies, study abroad and tips for living at university - feel free to contact me if you have any questions!"

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Meredith Whiting,
former blogger

"Hey! I’m Meredith, a third-year Global Sustainable Development (and Sociology) student here at Warwick, originally from the Midlands itself. I'm currently on my year abroad studying at Queen's University in Canada, so expect to see posts about my time here through this year!"

Visit Meredith's blog