My name is Hassan and I am currently studying MA Education and Development in UEA.

My experience lies in higher education international activities. I decided to return to higher education after a study gap of 10 years as a mature student. I gave a lot of thought into choosing the right kind of university to pursue a subject I am very passionate about – international development with a particular focus on education.

I have worked in the UK higher education for over a decade, I have a fair understanding of the UK higher education system. When choosing the right university to pursue my masters, UEA was always in my top 3 choices. The decision to choose UEA as my firm choice was down to 3 main reasons: the city of Norwich, UEA experience and UEA academic reputation.

The city of Norwich is a vibrant friendly city ideal for a student life. UEA is campus based which makes it even more ideal for student life. It is small enough to have a sense of community and big enough to explore countryside with spectacular scenery. Local cities such as Cambridge, Great Yarmouth, Sheringham and Lowestoft are also on direct train lines to the city. You’ll find a fantastic choice of beaches within a train ride of the city and the spectacular Norfolk Broads are just outside of Norwich. I enjoy cycling on a sunny day – there are many scenic cycle paths in and around Norwich and the local countryside will have something that suits you perfectly.

I am aware of the challenges of transitioning to higher education having been a student previously and then a senior support professional in 3 UK higher education institutions. The university experience is one of the most important aspects for me personally. UEA’s support services and its campus based environment helped me confirm my choice. There is access to wellbeing support and the university staff are friendly ready to help always.

There are so many activities within the Students Union and the University you can get involved with. There is always something catering to every type of interest from the geek society to paintball society. I was very interested in development work and have joined the international development society enabling me to make wide range of network and current (and future) development professionals. UEA has a real sense of community because its campus based and you always bump into someone you know.

Feel free to contact me through the Ask A Student service or through Facebook

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