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Teddy Negash, alumni

Tewodros Negash

Refugee Resettlement Team Leader; Founder and board member, StepEurope

One of the main strengths of the programme is the freedom it gives to students to choose from a variety of courses covering a wide area of law.

Name: Tewodros Negash
From: Ethiopia

Why I chose this programme:  During my undergraduate studies and subsequent exposure in a pan-African child rights organization, I decided to advance my understanding of the practical and theoretical underpinnings of human rights and chose to pursue an LLM in International Human Rights Law. Back then, I heard very positive feedback about the master’s programme from a close friend who was already enrolled in the programme. As a student, I thoroughly enjoyed the programme and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a study place.

One of the main strengths of the programme is the freedom it gives to students to choose from a variety of courses covering a wide area of law. The lecturers and programme director were also always available to provide guidance and support when needed. After graduation I worked as a Project Coordinator for multicultural activities at the Finnish Red Cross, before moving to the UK where I worked with the British Refugee Council as Children’s Adviser for unaccompanied asylum seekers arriving to the UK. I am currently working as Refugee Resettlement Team Leader for London Borough of Lambeth. I have no doubt that the practical knowledge, experience and insight gained during my master studies gives me the edge required in today’s ever competitive job market.

The studies: The master’s programme offers a range of options from compulsory subjects, optional courses and self-study ones. It was also an exciting opportunity to attend advanced courses that attract professionals from all over the world.

Additional comments: Alongside the master’s study, I highly recommend finding a place to volunteer work or internship. It will help a lot in the search for a first job. Do not also forget the obvious: keep yourself warm!