From graduation to peace and development work


“Newcastle Geography Graduate (2011) Rhiannon Redpath is a peaceworker. She’s spent her first three years out of university in paid employment, having some adventures and carving out a career in peace.

In this talk to Newcastle University’s student Geogsoc, co-organised by the Martin Luther King Peace Committee, Rhiannon shares her experiences of working with Afghan women human rights defenders and representing Quakers at the United Nations in Geneva. Using examples of other recent graduates, she highlights some programmes, organisations and pathways that you could consider if you’re looking for an off-beat work path when you graduate.

Recommended if you are wondering about how to take those first steps into the world of peace and development work, or wondering how to get a job you love that wakes you up in the morning.

Rhiannon also gave a version of this talk at Northumbria University chaplaincy and the Quaker Meeting House, Gosforth, in collaboration with Newcastle Conflict Resolution Network.    

NB recording volume is low: you will need to turn your sound up. Introduction by James Ruddy, Geogsoc.