It was the burning desire to learn and understand as much as I can about our current global political and economic framework which led me to Aberdeen University in 2014. Ever since I started my degree in Economics and International Relations, I have come to realise that each bit of knowledge gained entails at least two new puzzles to solve. I joined APEG in order to keep up with my quickly growing stock of questions within the field of Political Economy and have found it to be a wonderful platform for meaningful research and lively debates.
I am a mature student on the first year of a joint Economics and Legal Studies degree. My interest in APEG comes from having watched the economic crisis unfold in Aberdeen, I feel there is a lot of work to be done to challenge our current understanding of how the world works.
Outside APEG I am also involved in the Computing Science Society, and the 57North local hackerspace, where I have a interest in how society and technology interact.
I am a fourth-year student of Economics and International Relations. Throughout my first two years I have been missing a forum for non-prescribed discussion of the concepts I have encountered, questioned or disregarded during my courses. To me, APEG represents a medium that facilitates this discussion, helps overcome detachments in the University milieu, and brings together a group of keen individuals to share and debate ideas freely.
Group Relations Officer
Following global affairs can be intriguing, supremely exciting but also frustrating at times when there is decisionmaking that is solely directed towards personal benefit rather than towards that of all stakeholders. This is what has inspired me to pursue a career path in Politics and International Relations and what motivates me everyday to make a positive difference in the global political-economic realm. In this endeavour, I believe it is paramount to take an interdisclipinary approach, as it would be nothing but arrogance if one discipline claimed to be able to answer all important questions in this world.
Social Media Officer
Lukas Andreas Oitzl
I am a 3rd year Politics and IR student. The reason why I joined APEG is because in times like ours it is vital to have a broad horizon to any kind of issues. I feel that APEG is a great platform to share one’s beliefs and opinions and have discussions and debates about them. Although I am new to this group I enjoy it a lot already and I think APEG as well as me can benefit.
Besides studying I enjoy it to cook and bake for my friends and family. It makes me happy when we all come together and share a good meal and have some interesting conversations.
Ordinary Committee Member
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