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Master Student Spotlight

Published: Mon 1 Jul 2013
Master Student Spotlight

Our MA student profile: Sara La Malfa, 2012 - 2013, MSc Project Planing and Management

How would you introduce yourself?

My name is Sara, I am 24 years old and I am Italian. I am currently a postgraduate student at the University of Bradford and I am enrolled in the MSc in Project Planning and Management.

How did you come to study at the BCID?

I wanted to study in the United Kingdom because of its prestigious education system and I was looking for a specific MSc. I wanted a degree in project management but which was particularly related to international development studies. After a long research I realised that the degree course I was looking for was delivered at the University of Bradford within the BCID and I decided to apply for it.

What do you think you have gained from it?

I think that choosing to study at the BCID was a brilliant decision: I learned much about development and about current issues through engaging lectures and discussions with colleagues from all over the world. I have familiarised better with the academic environment thanks to guest lectures and a constant contacts with the lecturers, especially the personal tutor and the supervisor. I have gained transferable skills such as working in teams and presentation skills. Finally, I have learned how to write academic essays which I believe will be very useful in the future.

How was the study experience at Bradford for you?

The many services available for the students are what made my experience very valuable. I had the chance to receive advice from the career service, I could participate to a lively academic environment with the many activities and conferences organised by the departments in the university and I could enjoy the several leisure activities organised by the Student Union and the language centre/ room 101.

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