Alexander Beckett

Student, University of St Andrews
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About Alexander Beckett

Hi everyone, I'm Alex. I come from Northern Ireland, and am currently reading French and Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. I'm interested in politics, philosophy, journalism, and new ideas - I find the old ones quite stale! 

Previously, I've worked in hospitality, as appears to be the trodden path for British students. Additionally, I have worked in logistics - a real eye-opener, given Brexit and its ramifications in Northern Ireland - and have done some adhoc Diversity and Inclusion for a legal firm in my hometown.

My research project for the summer of 2022 will be entitled "The Viability of Novel Identities in Response to Separatist Tensions: A Comparison of French Algeria and Northern Ireland."

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Scholar

Area of Expertise

Humanities Languages Politics

Research Topic

African Studies Anthropology European Social and Political Studies French Studies Literature Politics

Laidlaw Cohort Year



University of St Andrews

I am from:

United Kingdom

I speak:

English French German

My hobbies/interests are:

Badminton Chess Football (soccer) Foreign languages Gaming Music Politics & current events Reading Writing/blogging

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


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Channels contributed to:

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University of St Andrews