Anna Lysenko

Second-Year International Relations Specialist Student, University of Toronto
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Hannah Boyle

Undergraduate Student, University of York

I am a 2021 Laidlaw Scholar from the University of York, focusing my research on the question:  How was the U.K. Labour Party changed their discourse and proposed to challenge domestic poverty and inequality since 2010?

I have been involved in Politics at a local, grassroots level, including community campaigning, and previously worked for Rachel Reeves MP in her constituency office. As a Politics student, I am interested in all things political and anything related to International Relations, with particular interest on the European Union, Women in Politics and International Development. 

Josh Rutland

Undergraduate Student, University of York

I'm a third year Politics and IR student and 2021 Laidlaw Scholar at the University of York. My research topic focussed on political influence in public order policing in the UK. For my Leadership-in-Action, I am working with MakeSense on their 'Re_action For Climate' project.

Shehnaz Sheikhdon Salad

Student , University of York

Hi, I'm a 2021 Laidlaw Scholar studying Economics and politics at University of York.  I'm from Somalia and spent most of my life there. I'm passionate about Leadership, looking forward to improving my leadership skills. 

My Research this summer is on how the sustainable Development Index correlates with other Economic measures such as Economic growth and Inequalities. 

Hobbies: Reading,adventure and trying out new outdoor sports. 

Would love to connect with everyone, so don't hesitate to say Hi . 

William Banner

Economics Student, Durham University

I am an Economics student at Durham University. My foremost interests are Development Economics and Sustainability Economics. This is reflected in my research project which will explore Demographic Economics, titled "The Shifting Distribution of the Global Population in the Twenty-First Century: an Econometric Analysis of the Projected Fortunes of Nigeria and Japan, with Policy Recommendations for Sustainable Development". I have experience working in economic consulting, specialising in competition economics, and am also a Zumba instructor. During my time on the Laidlaw Programme I have also served as a Laidlaw Schools Trust Mentor. I attended the Impact 2022 conference at the LSE and will be completing my Leadership-in-Action Project with Think Pacific in Fiji, working on the Community and Youth Project in July-August 2023.
Joel Beckles

Undergraduate Student, University of St Andrews

I am a Physics student at the University of St Andrews excited about theoretical physics and its applications to industry. I quite like programming as well, and seeing where code can be used to model physics. I also have an interest in improving the speed with which the latest scientific developments can be implemented into humanitarian aid. 

Noor Al-Sehail

Architect, Univeristy of Toronto

Rita Xiong

student, UCL

Hi everyone~I'm Rita, studying Mathematics with Economics at UCL.

Supakorn (Nikko) Juengsophonvitavas

Astrophysics Student, University of St Andrews

Hello Everyone!

My name is Supakorn but I normally go by Nikko, I am a second-year undergraduate Astrophysics Student at the University of St Andrews. My research this summer is to produce a catalogue of active galactic nuclei for a future space telescope mission to help further our understanding of the origin of our Universe.

As a student from Thailand, I have worked with the National Astronomical Research Institution of Thailand during most of my breaks since the summer of 2018. I find the observational and computational side of Astrophysics to be the most fascinating, and I intend to specialise in either Extragalactic or Stellar Evolution in the radio wavelength in the future. I am trained for both AZ and Equitorial mounts for manual refractor and reflector telescopes, as well as basic landscape astrophotography. I am current the Senior Observing Director for the University of St Andrews Astronomical Society.

Apart from being at the observatory, I enjoy a good walk/hike and spending time outside. don't play the piano as much as I should but I do enjoy participating in musical activities, ceilidh included. I also do magic which seems to surprise most people (Not the conjuring kind).