Graduating in 2015, Anders Magnusson was looking back on an iridescent BIDS career. He majored in Human Geography and pursued MFS in Kenya, to now continue his studies at London School of Economics. Grown up in Stockholm, Anders always felt a “passion for travelling and exploring new places and cultures” and has connections to several countries outside Scandinavia. During BIDS he was engaged as both class and student representative and initiated various extra-academic activities. Anders encourages BIDSters to “[get] active, meet as many people as you can, try to develop your ideas into something real and don’t give up just because someone tells you that it’s not doable.”
Laura Heiberg, class of 2015, was one of the founders of the BIDS Alumni online network. She tells us about what she’s currently doing just few months after her graduation. During BIDS, Laura majored in Human Geography, conducted MFS in Kenya, and received the Hydén Award for the best bachelor’s thesis on socio-economic and political issues in low- and middle-income countries.