Lucille Binninger 

Country: Luxembourg
Sector: Higher Education
Job title: Global Health Master student
Subject of study: Medical Sciences (Neuroscience)
Year of graduation: 2022
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

University of Geneva 

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I started a master in Geneva in September 2022 and have since been in contact with international Geneva through conferences (led a session at the WSIS 2023 Forum), workshops, career talks and course assignments in collaboration with the Swiss Permanent Mission to the UN.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I chose to get into Global Health because I am very passionate about finding innovative solutions to global challenges that span the boundaries of a specific discipline. It has been really enjoyable to gain insight into the workings of international organisations and propose some recommendations and considerations for the ongoing pandemic instrument negotiations. 

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

Sport clubs: Climbing, Boxing and Golf Societies: ESV, Medical Sciences (President), EXMUN, Debsoc 

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

I enjoyed the problem based learning group approach a lot and believe that it has contributed to my ease for public speaking. A highlight was organising a St Luke’s Winter Ball for 250 students in collaboration with other societies. 

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The people, the university facilities, the area, the campus (a lot of trees).

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

I chose Exeter primarily for the programme and for the multitude of sports clubs/student societies.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Public speaking, communication, active listening, diplomacy, critical thinking.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

If you want to pursue a career at an international organisation then go to Geneva, be it for studies or an internship. The city has the unique profile of having all UN agency, international organisations, NGOs, private sector and civil society aggregated in a 2 mile radius. The chances of running into someone or meeting people at conferences who work in your area of interest/at your organisation of interest is so high. It makes networking so much easier and the opportunity to make an impact on a global scale so much more tangible. 

What are your plans for the future?

I plan on either pursuing a career as health attaché at the Luxemburgish Permanent Mission to the UN or working for an NGO/international organisation on human rights advocacy in the fight against AMR. 


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