Green Party leader to speak at the University of Leicester

Posted by ap507 at Feb 22, 2016 02:22 PM |
Alumna Natalie Bennett will be keynote speaker at the University’s Careers with Politics and Sociology event on Wednesday 24 February

Issued by the University of Leicester Press Office on 22 February 2016

The leader of the Green Party Natalie Bennett will be speaking to and meeting a number of students from the University of Leicester at an event on Wednesday 24 February.  

The event will see Natalie, who received her MA in Mass Communication from the University of Leicester in 2001, talk on the topic of how she has developed her career within UK politics, eventually becoming leader of a political party.

Natalie alongside a range of our other alumni will then be offering career advice based on their experiences to students in attendance.

The Careers with Politics and Sociology event, the third within the University of Leicester’s Alumni Networking Series, will be taking place on February 24 at Stamford Court at 2pm until 5pm.

With the Alumni Networking Series the University of Leicester invites alumni onto campus to meet and network with current students. 

Students get to hear from experienced professionals, and learn from their career stories, providing a valuable opportunity to hear about industries they aspire to work in. 

Bob Athwal, Director of Student Experience at the University of Leicester, said: “Our University of Leicester alumni add value to the support we offer our students because they have personal experience and can provide great insight not only into possible career paths, but also into University life. University is about more than getting a great education. It is also about getting valuable experiences and applying knowledge to grow and learn how to navigate the global job market. Students have the opportunity to learn more about their chosen degree through networking with alumni; discuss best practice and how to get the most out of their University of Leicester experience.

“We greatly value our alumni relationships for their feedback about the student experience and their career paths. We utilise alumni input to improve the support we provide our students, but also lifelong career support and networking opportunities for our alumni such as being part of the Alumni Association.”

Students wishing to attend the Careers with Politics and Sociology event can book via MyCareers (

The Alumni Networking Series includes speakers attending from diverse organisations including members of the Criminal Investigation Team from HMRC, a BBC Newsreader and Producer and a Director of Business Science from Mediacom.



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