Visit from Ambassador Parham

On the 24th April, Philip Parham a senior diplomat in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office came to visit students at Mulberry School. Philip Parham spent ten years in investment banking and then joined the Foreign Office in 1993. He has worked in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Riyadh and Tanzania on various missions. Ambassador Parham first met Mulberry students at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office earlier in the year, at which students who entered an essay writing competition met with senior diplomats in the country. After meeting with Mulberry students, Ambassador Parham decided to visit the school. Students had the opportunity to talk to him about his career at the Foreign Office and most importantly the countries he has worked in. The ambassador extended advice to young people interested in a career in international politics and policy, and encouraged students to apply for internships and the civil service fast-stream after they graduate. Students attending the talk were interested in international relations and some were taking A Level Politics and participating in Model United Nations conferences.  The majority of the students who met with the ambassador said that this was an insightful and eye-opening discussion, and wish to have a future in international politics.