This prompted her to consider studying human rights and international relations, and her time at Essex has enabled her to graduate this summer with a BA (Hons) in Politics with Human Rights and gain wide experience in this field.
Karolina opted for her course as she could choose from modules shared with students of International Relations. Karolina says: “It was fascinating to learn about Human Rights and to see how people are affected by policy making and international factors. Moreover, the Human Rights centre at the University of Essex has a global reputation for excellence and is one of the world's largest single academic human rights communities.”
As well as selecting her studies to make the most of the interdisciplinary opportunities, Karolina also threw herself into the societies on offer.
Membership of Amnesty International as Social Media Manager gave her the chance to develop content to promote events, fundraising and other members activities and she is so proud that the Executive team won the Essex Societies Gold Standard.
Joining the Human Rights Society enabled Karolina to network and discuss with fellow students and lecturers, develop her points of view and learn about different perspectives and experiences from around the world. She went on to run for Secretary, having attended many events there.
“My societies involvement taught me about teamwork, leadership, decision making and event organizing.”
stand-out experience was my involvement in the Human Rights Society. Our
executive team put together events in collaboration
with the Human Rights Centre to mark Human Rights Week. I organized the Chalking of the Steps event which
saw the Universal Declaration of Human Rights written out in chalk in student’s
home and English languages for all to see. We were joined by many respected
authors such as Andrew Fagan, and the photos of the stairs are used in the
Human Rights literature.”