Ben Smith

Active Citizenship Scholar and Politics and Sociology Student in Cork, Ireland

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Ben is twenty-one years old and from Cork City, Ireland. Ben's career goals focus around two key ideas...

-Educating himself about international politics and class studies, aiming to break into the policy sector of European politics. His elected studies as part of UCC's BA (Hons) Politics & Sociology have been guided by this aim, with targeted studies in everything from European Foreign Policy to Sociology of Class and Race.

-Setting up a digital publication platform to create a space for contemporary political journalism in Ireland and Europe as a whole. Focusing on three areas - Home Affairs, EU Affairs and the State of the Island - the project will address the need for engaging, unbiased and in-depth commentary on the day-to-day politics of Ireland and EU and on broader issues that influence the political landscape.

Ben is a Youth Ambassador for the ONE Campaign in Ireland. The ONE Campaign aims to alleviate extreme poverty through campaigning, advocacy and engagement with the media. As a Youth Ambassador, Ben is at the fore of ONE's campaign strategy and is involved in all aspects of their advocacy work, both in Ireland and across the EU. Ben sees his involvement in this international organisation as a stepping stone to a career working on the same scale.

Ben is always interested in becoming involved in more projects or discussing his current involvements. He is contactable on LinkedIn or on Twitter or Instagram below 👇

  • Education
    • University College Cork