Alex Scott

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Goldsmiths has a reputation for producing innovative and transdisciplinary thinkers.

The reason Goldsmiths caught my eye in the first place was its reputation for producing genuinely innovative and transdisciplinary thinkers, who can shine a critical lens on and destabilize the groupthink status quo. Goldsmiths contains a real diversity of opinions, in terms of class, race, gender, and so on. At the postgraduate level, there’s a real sense of intersubjective development, and learning from one another’s individual backgrounds – both in terms of academic expertise, and identities and experiences.

After completing my MA at Goldsmiths, I spent a year living in Istanbul, before moving back to the UK to start a job as a Business Development Manager for a company that aggregates data and provides software for global trade. We are also creating a global Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) monitoring tool, which will provide comprehensive insights into the sustainability of individual supply chains, companies, and countries. It’s rewarding to be able to utilise my critical analytical skills for an organisation that works to make trade and finance more sustainable. In this role, I have had the chance to work on consultancy research projects for the UNDP Africa and The Commonwealth. I look forward to growing my expertise on issues in sustainable global trade.

As a Goldsmiths MA student, I cannot speak to the undergraduate experience. I can, however, say that I learned much more during my one year at Goldsmiths than I did in my prior three years at [a different London University]. Goldsmiths has an aura of dynamism, particularly in the Department of Politics and International Relations.