Past Event

Development Studies Week 2022

28 April 2022 9:00–23:00


Interested in Development Studies? The University of Sussex is hosting a week-long online series of events from 25 April in which you can hear from leading academics and alumni about postgraduate study at Sussex and the Institute of Development Studies.

Ranked 1st in the world for Development Studies for six years running, find out all you need to know about postgraduate study in the subject with research talks and sample lectures, to entry requirements and career prospects.

On Thursday 28 April, the focus is on IDS. Here is the full programme:

11am–12pm: IDS international careers – alumni course and career experience webinar

International alumni from the Institute of Development Studies will talk about their careers and how their course helped them achieve their goals. Alumni include:

Picture of Yukari TsunokakeYukari Tsunokake, a Japanese Poverty and Development MA graduate who has experience as Country Officer for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), in Japan and Adolescent Development Officer in United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Uganda 

Picture of Prachi PalPrachi Pal, a Development Studies MA graduate from India and Co-Founder of Evolverance-empowering grassroots NGOs and Consultant at Dasra

Picture of Bello SamriahSamirah Bello, a Globalisation, Business and Development MA graduate from Nigeria, currently working as Strategic Partnerships Associate at Thrive Agric


Picture of Sodam BaekSodam Baek, a Development Studies MA graduate from South Korea, now working as Assistant Manager of the Multilateral Cooperation and Humanitarian Assistance Department at Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

Picture of Naa AyeleysaNaa Ayeleysa, a Globalisation, Business and Development MA graduate from Ghana Corporate Affairs and Administration Officer– British Council, Ghana


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12–1pm: Instagram Live

Picture of Karely Alvarado OchoaWe’ll be hosting an interview and question and answer session with academics, current international students and alumni at @sussexuni. Alumni include those from the preceding webinar and Karely Alvarado Ochoa, a Socio-Environmental Innovation Consultant at makesense in Mexico.

1–2pm: Sample lecture

Connecting Sexuality and Development

Amrita Saha

In this session, Dr Tessa Lewin will examine the linkages between sexuality and development, and some of the key tensions that have emerged around demands for sexual rights.

We will ask why, and in what way, sexuality matters for development. We will ask what queer theory might have to offer development, and explore the connections between sexuality and human rights, and at the debates around sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

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2–3pm: IDS and course overview webinar

Dr Linda Waldman and current international students (from South Korea, Japan, Ghana, Nigeria, Mexico and India) will provide an introduction to the department and an insight into student life at IDS.

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10–11pm: Webinar for students from Latin America 

Picture of Luis AnangurenJoin Luis Ananguren, Senior International Officer for the Americas, and current students studing in IDS – from Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico and Nicaragua – for a special Spanish language webinar about the School of Global Studies courses, student experience and careers.

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