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Emily Thwaites-Tregilgas

Bachelor of International Studies with a major in Politics
Arts Internship

"My University of Adelaide degree has given me the knowledge foundation on which to build further understanding and research skills to keep myself informed in the areas I would like to work. The flexibility of the International Studies degree meant I was able to build my practical and life skills through participating the Arts Internship Program and the Adelaide Abroad Exchange Program."

Emily undertook a year-long exchange at the Lunds Universitiet in Sweden, where she studied courses which were awarded towards her Bachelor of International Studies.

For her Arts Internship, Emily was placed in the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA). Her research into International Criminal Prevention for the AIIA was later published in the AIIA Journal Emerging Scholars 2010-2011 'Methods to deter migrant smuggling by boat in the Asia-Pacific and Mediterranean regions'. She also worked as volunteer at the Office of Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, Greens Senator for South Australia.

Emily is currently a Research Assistant and Events Coordinator for the Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning - University of Adelaide. She also works as a volunteer teacher for children with refugee backgrounds for the Australian Refugee Association.

In the future Emily would like to work in Social Policy and help develop and coordinate programs for the betterment of society.

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