Alex chose Global Studies because he wants to make the creative industry more just and equitable.
Programme: Bachelor of Global Studies / Bachelor of Music
Major: Global Environment and Sustainable Development
“I study a Global Studies degree with a major in Global Environment and Sustainable Development and a Bachelor of Music in Classical Performance.
“I started my degree process with a Bachelor of Music. It wasn’t until my second year that I picked up the Global Studies degree because I saw a real disconnect between the creative industry and social and political problems. Through my degree, I’m hoping to kind of meld those two together and find a way that the creative industry can work towards being a more equitable and just place to work.
Global Studies is an opportunity for people to bring their lived experiences and to draw on pragmatic solutions for global issues.
“I found the process of studying Global Studies a really rewarding one. What we find is you have got so many students from so many vast backgrounds that everyone brings in their own lived experiences to really understand the problems that we’re facing. Because the degree is so issues-based rather than discipline-based, you get a whole range of perspectives that really contribute to the overall solution.
“Global Studies is an opportunity for people to bring their lived experiences and to draw on pragmatic solutions for global issues.
“What I really enjoy about the Global Studies degree is that it doesn’t delve too much into unusable theory but mostly looks at more pragmatic solutions for problems. I also really enjoy the networking aspect. We get to meet lots of like-minded people and learn from really incredible people that have made really big changes in their communities.
“One of the key things I’ve learned in my Global Studies degree is that these big global issues have real local solutions. The way I’d like to see myself in the future is working for local government and policy and looking at how we can better engage with our communities to make positive outcomes for all.”