Yasmin Greenfield-Metin, BSc (Hons) Social Policy, 2011
One of the things that I was asked when I had my job interview was about Bristol and what I liked not only about the university but also the city. The department feels more like a family than an institution and I still keep in contact with some of my lecturers today. Now I organise high profile events for diplomats and a range of projects (such as conferences, seminars and lectures) on an international level, but mainly in London and Istanbul. I am also heading a national competition due to launch in September. My job involves working closely with ambassadors, CEOs and ministers. My competition asks the public ways in which they believe Britain can be improved.
The fondest memory of my life to date so far is my six-month exchange to Hong Kong. I have travelled greatly but have never been to such an exciting city… the locals, the international students and nightlife make it an incredible experience for any undergraduate. The university also offers a huge range of subjects to study and your timetable is pretty flexible if you fancy travelling around South East Asia cheaply on the weekends. Somebody from the Social Policy department also comes to visit you whilst you are away and everybody is allocated a buddy to show you around as well as a mentor. Everyone is in the same boat as you. A lot of the students there are also from other top institutions from around the world. A lot of my useful contacts in London now come from Hong Kong.