He conducted the project at the Institute for Commonwealth Studies (ICWS), a gathering place for scholars and students from these nations. The research paper went through multiple drafts and received feedback from three anonymous experts. Mister Helms presented the advanced draft during a guest talk at ICWS and discussed the core findings and remaining issues. The visit to ICWS reinforced Mister Helms’ belief in the value of in-person academic visits and the importance of understanding the perspectives of people from the countries under study. After incorporating feedback, the final draft was resubmitted to a journal and accepted for publication.
The visit to London had broader scholarly value beyond the specific paper. During the visit, Mister Helms observed real-world experiences, such as public transport strikes and the high cost of living in London, which provided insights into British society. This experience reignited his fascination and passion for British politics and society. Mister Helms also maintained contact with ICWS members after his return and encouraged one individual to apply for a BritInn fellowship at the University of Innsbruck.
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