San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Universityof Glasgow is delighted to welcome back to the University two former Alumni of the MSc Political Communication - Alison Jones, Marketing and Communications Manager at BIDs Scotland and Lucia Hodgson, Chief Speechwriter, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Lucia and Alison will reflect on the MSc programme, their career path, their current roles including what they do on a day to day basis and what they think the necessary skills and experiences our students should look to gain whilst studying.
Dr Philip Habel will chair this event but please come prepared with any questions as there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
About the Speakers:
Alison Jones graduated with a MRes in Political Communication 2015, after completing a Bachelor’s degree in Politics. Throughout her studies, she gained experience in town centre regeneration and community development. She secured an internship position with BIDs Scotland (Business Improvement District Scotland) upon graduating and soon secured a full-time position as Marketing and Communications manager. Currently, Alison working to ‘spread the message’ and building relationships with public, private and third sectors bodies across Scotland, this includes the publication of the National Report on BIDs and an upcoming conference.
Lucia Hodgson: At 21, with a degree in a completely unrelated discipline, Lucia applied to be a speechwriter for a major political party. It came as no surprise, however, when she didn’t get an interview. Taking a Masters became a necessity, and one that would be a huge investment. When she found the Political Communication course she took a closer look. That’s when Lucia realised how unique the Glasgow course was – she couldn’t find another that came anywhere close to providing such a niche yet accessible programme of study. Lucia went on to work as a Parliamentary researcher, based in the Parliament and has now been a Speechwriter for the past 3 years in various government departments including Department of Education and is now in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.