International Development


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Welcome to the UEA International Development Society Page!

DEVsoc is a UEA society associated with the School of International Development. We welcome both Dev and non-Dev students and try to create an inclusive group where like-minded people can meet, have fun and get to know each other.

We put on a series of events (both social and academic) throughout the year. These include quizzes, BBQs, guest lectures, film nights and our annual Christmas ball!

We are a very friendly and welcoming group of students so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us through Facebook or email if you have any questions, concerns or ideas for events, we would love to hear from you.


Bereket Rezene Semere 

Bereket is a third-year studying International Development with Economics. 


My name is Bereket and I’m the new president of International Development society for 2020/2021. From the start of this September(2020) I will be a third-year International development with economics student, and me along with the committee we will be looking forward to hosting our new members in September. We as a society are committed to providing a wholesome experience based on three key principles; Socials, academics and post-uni career events. We understand that we are not able to engage with you in the same way that we would during normal times and therefore we know that the way we interact you will be very different, but we a society are ready to take on that challenge and provide you guys with the best possible experience. Look forward to seeing you all in September!


Jessica Clifford

Jessica is a second-year studying International Development with Anthropology.


Tom Bee

Tom is a third-year studying Geography and International Development.

Hi, I am Tom. I study geography and international development, I like playing the guitar and going to the pub in my free time. For 2020 I am looking forward to getting back to the usual programme of socials with DevSoc. As treasurer I want to ensure people get their money's worth with membership, and that a wide array of events are on offer.

Social Secretary

Cara Gibson

Cara is a second-year studying Geography and International Development.

Hey! I’m Cara and am so excited to be the Social Secretary for DevSoc 2020-21. I am a second-year studying International Development and Geography and I am from Belfast, Northern Ireland! In my spare time, I like to bake and being with friends, and I’m always up for a night out! I loved being part of DevSoc in my first year at UEA and met some of my best friends at the socials. I can’t wait for more events next year and what the next academic year holds for the society. I look forward to welcoming everyone back from last year, meeting new members and planning socials to suits the interests of all society members!

Health and Safety Representative

Laura Flockhart

Laura is a second-year studying Geography and International Development.

Equality and Diversity Officer

Alice Pillin

Alice is a third-year studying International Development with Politics

Charities Officer

Leah Pickering

Leah is a second-year studying International Development

Union Representative

Ashish Patel

Ash is a third-year studying International Development.

Hey guys, I will be your union council rep this year! I am a third-year, studying Geography and International Development. When I’m not procrastinating in the library, you can usually find me out on the hockey pitch!??. As union rep, I will be happy to listen to your queries and pass them onto the committee or union council.

I can’t wait to see what this year holds for us - look forward to meeting you all!!

Sports and Societies Executive Election 2021-22

It is that time of year when members of clubs and societies elect new Sports and Society Executives that will sit on either Societies Executive meetings, or Sports Executive meeting. The Societies Executive subcommittee is designed to be a form of student consultation and representation, meaning attendees input on topics to help develop and improve clubs and societies at UEA, as well as contributing to the approval of grants and new societies.

22 posts are up for election.

Nominations open at 10:00 on Wednesday 28 July 2021 (in 10 hours)

The polls open at 10:00 on Thursday 12 August 2021 (in 15 days)

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