Course: Master’s in Operational Research 2005-09
City of residence: Vancouver
Interests: Policy research, social entrepreneurship, impact investment, cricket
Contact details: Majid dot M at live dot co dot uk
When were you at Warwick?
I was there from 2005 to 2009.
Do you have any fond memories?
Many. I wish I could write a book on those someday!
Pulling all-nighters at the Learning Grid followed by walks through Claycroft to grab Nurofen from 24-hour Tesco; the continuous struggle to trick WBS’ revolving backdoor at 2 am when I would’ve forgotten my entry card inside the building; having delicious free food at prayer hall during Ramadan; driving randomly through beautiful countryside surrounding campus; continuously switching from best mates to arch-enemies to best mates again with Indian students during screening of live cricket matches at Rootes; intellectual stimulation through debates on faith, culture, the [then imminent] Tory revival, Gordon Brown’s imitation by John Culshaw, ever so often ‘ludicrous display’ in Coventry vs Derby; and what not!
Where did you live while you were at Warwick?
Mostly off campus (Canley and Earlsdon)
Were you a member of any societies?
Yes. Was among (re)founding members of Strategy and Consulting Society. Besides, I was member of PakSoc, ISoc, Hiking Club, WGA Cricket Club and WBS Society
Anything else you care to add?
For new international students going to Warwick: Besides excelling in studies, try to make the most of your time at Warwick by engaging in extra-curricular activities on offer. Pay regular visit to the Students’ Union, where you can find good advice, as well as opportunities to get involved. Join societies. Hang out at Piazza (the real social networking platform before Facebook was cool) and you’ll see the diversity of the whole world bustling before your eyes. Make friends. One day, years after you’ve graduated, you’ll look back and feel proud of having known good people from around the globe.