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Research Student Spotlight

Published: Mon 15 Jul 2013
Research Student Spotlight

Our PhD Student Profile: Sumaila I. Asuru

My name is Sumaila, I am 26 years old, and I have just begun researching on - the contribution of philanthropic donations to agricultural development. I studied MSc Public Policy and Programme Management from the BCID only last year.  I am from Ghana; my parents are both civil servants at the moment. The year 2011 was actually the first time I moved out of my country to Europe.

My decision to come to the University of Bradford was on the basis of the programme (MSc Public Policy and Programme Management). Upon going through the brochure, I quickly developed great interest in the degree and I went for it. The degree combination in itself attracted me as it mixed reasonably well with my educational experience. The other reason was the convenience of a one year course as compared to other countries where it could have taken me two years to complete a masters degree. After going through the system for the past year, I have come to the conclusion that BCID is a world-class centre for international development studies and therefore have decided to pursue my PhD here.

The experience has been great so far: I have practically gained a lot out of this great establishment. I have also obtained a weightier academic awareness on international development practices and policy. I hope to be among the top academic researchers in the near future.

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