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MSc Political Psych students choose to “Give Up to Give Back” This Lent

MSc Lent Campaign

Our MSc. Political Psychology classes come from a variety of nationalities, ranging from the U.K. to the U.S. to the Middle East and beyond.  What they have in common, however, beyond their shared interests in their field, is a willingness to give back to those in need.  Decidedly, this Lent, a number of the students chose to get together and do just that.

On behalf of a charity called Children in Crossfire, six members of the course are giving up something dear to them for Lent this season.  The items being pitched include meat, fizzy drinks and the hardest one of all: Netflix!  Along the way, the students are each attempting to fundraise £100, to help better the lives of children in poverty.  In addition to the Lent fundraiser, Marion Schulz, is going to be running the Belfast Marathon on behalf of Children in Crossfire (

Katie, one of our MSc students said:

“We are all already excited by the opportunity to help such an incredible charity, but are looking even more forward to spending some time with classmates outside of a lecture hall.  True to the nature of postgraduate study at Queen’s, we are taking advantage of the opportunity to do something more than just earn a degree.  We are making a difference in the lives of children in Ethiopia and Tanzania”

Back Row:  Joseph Elliot (Northern Ireland), Marion Schulz (United States),
Katie Mitchell (United States), Jennifer Willis (England), Bradley Allsop (England);

Front Row:  Maggie Scheer (United States), Melissa Sahyoun (Lebanon)