Manchester Calling

The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

Student Spotlight: Joudy Habash

Joudy Habash is a student on the BSc International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response programme. Originally from Syria, he moved to the UK in 2015 and started looking for opportunities to work or study in the area of humanitarianism, which led him to HCRI....

Disaster recovery: An opportunity for corruption?

This blog was published by Stefano Piscitelli,  MSc International Disaster Management student at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI). It was published due to being an assessment piece of the highest calibre amongst the cohort in the Rethinking...

Student Spotlight: Kate Ness

Kate is an MSc in International Disaster Management student. Originally from Scotland, Kate moved to Manchester in 2019 to start her degree. Below she discusses her motivations for studying and her volunteering work in Manchester. Towards the end of my undergraduate...

Student Spotlight: Richard Rohleder

Richard (Rick) Rohleder is a recent, international graduate of the online MSc in Global Health programme. Initially, Rick enrolled into the postgraduate certificate, however after delving into the curriculum, his aspirations changed and he completed the full...

Student Spotlight: Aija Koskela

Aija Koskela is a first year student here at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) studying for a BSc in International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response. Aija is from a small town called Tuusula in Finland, so moving to Manchester to live...