The student forum for international affairs at the University of Exeter.

About Us

Founded in 2015, the Diplomatic Hub is a student-led project that provides an interdisciplinary forum for those interested in global politics and diplomacy. Throughout the academic year we organize events with academics, diplomats, and other professionals working in the field of international affairs. We have also run crisis simulation workshops and field trips. Through these events we hope to engage students beyond their academic programme, provide valuable career advice, and shine a light on the complex world of diplomacy. We are self-funded and welcome any support to continue the project.

Upcoming Events

Workshops, talks, interviews, and webinars.

Simon Mustard

A Conversation with Simon Mustard: UK High Commissioner to Sierra Leone

22 October at 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Online talk and Q&A (Zoom) 

Simon Mustard graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1994, with a Masters in History and IR. He has been a diplomat for over 20 years, following an earlier career in the police. He has held posts in Central America, Washington, the Middle East and Africa, as well as in a number of roles in Whitehall. He has worked primarily in policy and security issues during his career, including on counter terrorism and proliferation, policy and programme delivery, consular work, as a Deputy Head of Mission, and as a Head of Mission on two occasions. Simon will talk about his career and what it takes to be a successful diplomat, and will also discuss challenges around social mobility, given his role as Chairman of the FCO’s Social mobility Staff Association.

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