Hey I’m Ville and I am a second year undergraduate student in International Relations in the Department of War Studies. This year my modules include Statecraft, War and Diplomacy, War and Global Confict, Global Politics and Foreign Policy Analysis. I also take Russian language classes and attend some of the King’s Awards sessions to boost my non-academic skills as well! Originally from Finland, I was interested in international politics already well before coming to King’s. I have a background in volunteering in different international youth organisations, for example by representing the Finnish National Youth Council in the European Youth Forum or the Finnish youth in the General Assembly of UNESCO as the official UNESCO youth delegate of Finland. At the moment, I am involved mainly in the external relations of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement in the European region.
Being a student buddy for me is first of all a chance to make it easier for prospective students to make their mind about university. As I was coming from another country myself and did not have any contacts in the UK beforehand, finding the right degree was a challenging task. If there is anything I can do to make it easier for others, I’m definitely up for it!