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BCID student spotlight - Yvonne Koomson


One of our master student sharing her views

MSc Development and Project Planning

June 2014

How would you introduce yourself?

Yvonne Ekua Deiba Koomson is my name. I am a Ghanaian with a degree in BSc Land Economy from KNUST, Ghana. I have an interest in real estate. My quest in life is to attain what others consider unattainable and reach heights that others have not reached because I believe that anything that can be imagined and thought of is achievable. I am currently enrolled on the MSc Development and Project Planning programme. I love travelling. I am fascinated by nature and therefore particularly enjoy hiking and camping activities.

How did you come to study at BCID?

Interestingly University of Bradford was not in my league of Universities for a Masters qualification. However, after a thorough research on schools with reputable Scholarships in Development and Projects, I realized that BCID stands as a leading centre for development providing excellence and professionalism in all of its programmes. I couldn’t have been in a better place than University of Bradford. BCID has been a step in the right direction.

What have been the best aspects of your experience?

My experiences at the University of Bradford have been awesome. I honestly cannot point out which has been my best experience. I can only say that the inter-cultural mix is fantastic and I cannot express how invaluable the learning experience has been in the greenery environment of the university with support from both teaching and non-teaching staff.

How does this programme relate to your own career goals?

I look forward to becoming a real estate developer in addition to establishing an NGO that seeks to bridge the education gap facing deprived children in societies through the provision of funding initiatives and Trust. I therefore consider the modules in project planning and development as foundational and very relevant in achieving this career goal.

Based on your experience would you recommend this programme to others?

Most definitely. I consider this programme to be pioneering for anyone who seeks to be successful in undertaking any development enterprise as a career. The MSc Development and Project Planning course is a cutting-edge programme. It does not only equip you for a profession, but it also builds your personality and develops skills such as team skills, presentation and communication skills as well as leadership skills. In summary, it is a course that tells no lie about the realities out there but teaches you to face the challenges and find opportunities to be successful not only on a local platform but also in a global world

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