Student profile: Anoushka Negi

Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Why did you choose to study Philosophy, Politics and Economic (PPE) at the University of Liverpool?

The University of Liverpool offered a variety of modules and the flexibility to tailor the PPE degree to my aspirations. I knew that after my first year of university, and after learning the recommended basics of each discipline, I would be able to pursue topics I enjoyed, and potentially drop a whole subject if I did not end up enjoying it. Because of this system, I have been able to increase my knowledge within topics I am passionate about and begin to specialise in what I would like to pursue following my departure from university.


What do you enjoy most about the course, and why?

I have thoroughly enjoyed attending all seminars throughout the entirety of my course. The seminars within the PPE course have always been full of active and constructive debate and I enjoy discussing a wide range of contentious topics with my peers and being able to understand alternative views and perspectives on things.


Can you tell us about an exciting project you have completed on your course?

I am particularly passionate about and take a strong interest in gender studies and often try to bring gender into every issue that is discussed. One particular project that I am proud of is a briefing paper I wrote, as part of my Gender & Global Politics module, titled ‘Strengthening Women’s Global Political Participation’. My briefing paper explored why women are often excluded from politics and what we can do to change this. I thoroughly enjoyed researching this paper and enjoyed my lectures and seminars with Dr. Emma Spruce and Dr. Claire Pierson; they both added to the experience by making this module so exciting, informative and illuminating.

Rapid fire questions with Anoushka Negi

What does Liverpool have to offer as a city?

Liverpool is the perfect city for students, it is cheap, walkable, and incredibly fun. There are so many things to do, ranging from concert square for a night out, to an easy trip to Formby beach. Sefton Park and the Albert Docks are also worth exploring and taking friends and family to visit.


Can you tell us about the teaching methods/how your learning has been facilitated?

Most of my learning has consisted of both lectures and seminars. Usually each module releases a lecture at the beginning of the week which is what the seminar discussion will then be based on. Lectures can be released online in advance, live over zoom or in person, however most seminars in my case have been delivered in person.


What are your ambitions for the future and how will your experiences at the University of Liverpool help you in your future career?

After university I am hoping to secure a role researching and implementing policy initiatives. This may involve working in the civil service, political think tanks or non-governmental or non-profit organisations. During university I have been undertaken a range of modules that involve public policy and have gained valuable experience learning how to write policy reports and briefing papers which should aid me greatly when applying to roles in this field.


If you could go back, what advice would you have given yourself before going to University?

If I could go back, I would maybe like to attend more university run career services such as CV workshops. I have only just started visited the university career hub and did not realise the broad range of help that was on offer.