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Geography and Environmental ScienceUndergraduate study

Aid worker

Aid workers typically operate on the front line in the developing world, implementing long term and sustainable solutions to problems or facilitating emergency aid to those hit by disaster.

Typical work activities cover emergency response, project management and people management


This area is fairly competitive to get into, so having the right qualifications and plenty of experience is crucial.


Interested in aid work?

Qualifications and work experience

Read about one Southampton student's experience of volunteering with refugees.

More information

The prospects website has more information about this career.

The Careers and Employability Service has more resources to help you research careers.

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The experience gained has been invaluable for any future career as it has given me the opportunity to live and work abroad developing personal maturity and responsibility as well as communication skills to overcome many language barriers.
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