What have you learnt from your course?

As Comparative Literature and Critical Theories focuses on studying literature and critical theories from different cultures and diverse perspectives, I feel like I understand the world and its problems a little better. Keeping these teachings in mind I believe I will be able to perform a constructive part in the society no matter which sector I choose to work in the future.

Why did you choose your course at the University of Birmingham?

I lived my entire life in Pakistan and after completing my undergraduate I wanted to pursue a Masters degree in the UK from a distinguished university. Before making my choice, I did plenty of research on basically every university in the UK but when I found my course at the University of Birmingham I knew this was it. Its history, outstanding global ranking and the beautiful campus captured my attention. I read about the faculty of Modern Languages and and College of Arts and Law and felt confident that I will be happy to study my course at the University of Birmingham.

Please tell us about your experience of using the University's services.

I have engaged with Careers Network on more than one occasions including the Career fairs they’ve held at the University to one-to-one sessions on building my CV. So far, it has been incredible.

What has been your biggest achievement during your course so far?

Personally, I have become a lot more independent which I absolutely love and I consider that an achievement. In the professional realm, being the PG Ambassador for University of Birmingham is definitely a milestone. I have also become a Student Rep for my course and I consider that an achievement, academic as well as professional.

What are the best things about your course?

The fact that it is related to every field of life, from culture to politics. And that it allows me to view the world from various perspectives and understand different opinions.

Tell us about yourself and your journey to postgraduate study.

I completed my undergraduate, in English Language and Literature, from Pakistan. During that period, I went through a total transformation from a shy and quite girl to a confident and vocal girl. To further challenge and groom myself, I decided to pursue postgraduate studies in the UK.

What was your motivation for postgraduate study?

My motivation for Masters study is threefold. One, I wanted to learn further about my field. Two, to have better career prospects and three to move one step forward towards a PhD.