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Dr Peter Allen, How to break into a career in politics


From campaigning to finding a mentor, a panel of experts discuss how to pursue a political career and the many forms this can take. Experience outside of politics, however, should not be viewed as a “box to tick” says Peter Allen, a senior lecturer in politics at QMUL. “It would be better if we thought about ways to make the divide between daily life and politics more fluid. In any case, the ‘real-life experience’ thing has definitely become a cliché at this point,” he says.
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